Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Saturday, 31 December 2016

January Prayer Intention 2017

January Prayer Intention

 At the start of the New Year we ask God's blessing on the year ahead and ask him to be with us as we continue our journey together.

Heavenly Father I ask you to bless our group Theotokos. Send your Spirit upon us so that we will be witnesses to the living light of Jesus in our lives. You chose Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit to become the first tabernacle to hold your Son Jesus in her womb, therefore I ask Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother, to bear us into holiness. Teach us to listen to the voice of God in the stillness of our hearts and live in his presence offering all our joys and sorrows for his honour and glory. Teach us to pray for the conversion of our hearts and the conversion of the world so that we may become faithful ambassadors of your Son, Jesus. Amen

Mary Mother of God 'Theotokos' Pray for us.

A Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Notes of meeting on 20 December 2016

Picture of Our Blessed Mother holding the tiny baby Jesus right here in our midst.
She beckoned us to come to kiss Him.
She says "Greet my Son, your brother, He is little and in need of many kisses and your outpouring of love."
She lifted the cover back and all of us each in turn kissed his sweet head and as we did so the light from His face filled our hearts. It was as though we missed a breath, we all knew with out exception that this was Our King.
Our Mother lifted Him up saying "I present to you the Light of the World; you too must be lights in this ever increasing darkness, receive the gift of my favour, you will go forth strong in the Lord and do His work helping to prepare souls. For this is my gift to you that Jesus shall reside in each ones heart to fortify you against all that is set against you for Our Father's Will in Heaven will be completed through my Son and those who cooperate with His graces.
I love you my little group and all who love my Son but my heart is despondent with love for those who know Jesus not.
I bless you with my Maternal Blessing, the Peace of baby Jesus reign in your hearts this year.
Mary your Mother."

Luke 2 v 1 - 20
1 Now it happened that at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be made of the whole inhabited world.
2 This census -- the first -- took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria,
3 and everyone went to be registered, each to his own town.
4 So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David's town called Bethlehem, since he was of David's House and line,
5 in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
6 Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child,
7 and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living-space.
8 In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night.
9 An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified,
10 but the angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.
11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
12 And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.'
13 And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words:
14 Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favours.
15 Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.'
16 So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.
17 When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him,
18 and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them.
19 As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Christmas Greetings

Wishing you all the blessings and peace of Christmas


Theotokos Prayer Group's last meeting of the year will be on 20 December 2016 and will meet again in the New Year on 10 January 2017

Cleanse your hearts so that all is ready to receive my Son Jesus

Notes of meeting on 13 December 2016

Picture of Our Lady heavily pregnant standing among us in this group.
She came up to each person individually and we each in turn presented our hearts to her.
She took out a polishing cloth and rubbed each one in turn until it burnished. She was looking for the mark of the Cross within.
She says:
"My children the way of the Cross is not only the way to Salvation but is also the way to Peace. Cleanse your hearts so that all is ready to receive my Son Jesus, for I tell you, you will be mesmerised by His Beauty and receive every grace at his birth.
This year the Holy Spirit will act in each of you in a special way for this is my year of favour for you. This group will carry out my intentions through prayer, fasting and penance for all poor souls in need of my Son Jesus' mercy.
You will be immersed in my maternal blessing that everything will be accomplished and so dear children of my heart make ready and all will be well. Know that all of Heaven reaches out to you in this my mission for you. As the Angel Gabriel said to me 'Oh Highly Favoured One' so too are you to participate in the redemption of your brothers and sisters, their very souls are at risk from the evil one, and so I have sought this mission through my own personal favour.
I bless you with my maternal blessing through the Holy Spirit receive my Son's Peace.

Luke 1 v 39 -56
39 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. 
40 She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
41 Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 She gave a loud cry and said, 'Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
43 Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?
44 Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy.
45 Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.'
46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;
48 because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name,
50 and his faithful love extends age after age to those who fear him.
51 He has used the power of his arm, he has routed the arrogant of heart.
52 He has pulled down princes from their thrones and raised high the lowly.
53 He has filled the starving with good things, sent the rich away empty.
54 He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his faithful love
55 -according to the promise he made to our ancestors -- of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.
56 Mary stayed with her some three months and then went home.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Lord is with you

Notes of meeting  on 6 December 2016

Let the healing power of My Spirit fall upon you.
See the healing, see the light, see the love, see the peace that lies ahead.

Ezekiel 34 v11 - 16
11 "For the Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I myself shall take care of my flock and look after it.
12 As a shepherd looks after his flock when he is with his scattered sheep, so shall I look after my sheep. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered on the day of clouds and darkness.
13 I shall bring them back from the peoples where they are; I shall gather them back from the countries and bring them back to their own land. I shall pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the inhabited parts of the country.
14 I shall feed them in good pasturage; the highest mountains of Israel will be their grazing ground. There they will rest in good grazing grounds; they will browse in rich pastures on the mountains of Israel.
15 I myself shall pasture my sheep, I myself shall give them rest -- declares the Lord Yahweh.
16 I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the injured and make the sick strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.

Luke1 v 26 - 38
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 He went in and said to her, 'Rejoice, you who enjoy God's favour! The Lord is with you.'
29 She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean,
30 but the angel said to her, 'Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God's favour.
31 Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David;
33 he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.'
34 Mary said to the angel, 'But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?'
35 The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.
36 And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month,
37 for nothing is impossible to God.'
38 Mary said, 'You see before you the Lord's servant, let it happen to me as you have said.' And the angel left her.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Open the temples of your hearts

Notes of meeting on 29 November 2016

Picture of a magnificent temple with many rooms.
As we all drew near we could hear the whimpering of a baby, we started to search the rooms and when we found him he was nearly blue with cold and very sad. We wrapped him up and each of us held him in our hearts and he warmed up and gurgled with delight.
Mary says:
"My little ones open the temples of your hearts and allow my Son Jesus to make His home within; this will bring you such Joy, Peace and Love that the things of the earth will grow quietly dim and the things of Heaven will manifest themselves deep within your being and so prayer, sacrifice and fasting will become second nature and the feast of 'the Light of the World' entering your lives will be seen by all.
My little ones my Son Jesus ADORES YOU ALL.
I bless you with my maternal blessing, Mary."