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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Mary: Mother of God

The title of Mary as the Mother of God was given during the council of Ephesus in the 4th century. At that time, heretics were claiming that the divinity of Christ is separated from his humanity. But the Church fathers met in Ephesus and dealt with the heresy. The Council proclaimed that Jesus is both God and man-that his humanity and divinity are so intertwined that these cannot be separated. That is why we proclaim that Jesus was "begotten not made" and that Jesus is "true God and true man."