Mother of God (used in the Eastern Orthodox Church as a title of the Virgin Mary): the love poured into the Theotokos to enable her to love so fully in her turn
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- Make an image of Christ and of his mother, the Theotokos, and let that be enough.
- At the third ecumenical council in Ephesus in the year 431, there was a big controversy over whether Mary should get the title Theotokos or Christotokos.
- They also diminish the unique dignity of the Theotokos.
From ecclesiastical Greek, from theos 'god' + -tokos 'bringing forth'.
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