The purity of the Mother of God
Some thoughts on the Mother of God by Elder Joseph the Hesychast
I CANNOT DESCRIBE TO YOU HOW MUCH OUR PANAGIA LOVES CHASTITY AND PURITY!
“I cannot describe to you how much our Panagia likes chastity and purity. Since she is the only pure Virgin, she wants and loves everyone to be like that. As soon as we cry out to her she rushes to our help. You don’t even finish saying, “All-holy Theotokos, help me!” and at once, like lightning, she shines through the nous and fills the heart with illumination. She draws the nous to prayer and the heart to love. Many times the entire night passes in tears and sweet cries, singing praises to her and especially to Him Whom she carries.”
“Thirty-third letter” from the book Monastic Wisdom by Elder Joseph the Hesychast