Free Printable: February 2016 Visiting Teaching Message

The visiting teaching message for February 2016 is "Marriage is Ordained of God." Here is a portion of the lesson: Prophets, apostles, and leaders continue to “solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that thefamily is central to the Creator’s plan.”1 Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum … Continue reading Free Printable: February 2016 Visiting Teaching Message

Various Meanings and Representations of the the Virgin Eleousa During the Byzantine Empire

There are multiple representations and titles of Mary, the mother of Christ. Such representations include the Hodegetria (i.e., the one who shows the way), the Regina angelorum (i.e., a regal Virgin Mary accompanied by angels),[1] and the Virgin Eleousa (i.e., tenderness or mercy), in which she is shown holding the Christ child and pressing her … Continue reading Various Meanings and Representations of the the Virgin Eleousa During the Byzantine Empire