The Mary with Christ Child of the Nativity 16451 Series depicts Mary holding the Christ Child, the newborn Messiah, and presenting him to the world. Mary is indeed the Theotokos, the “God-bearer”, the Mother of God. The Mary with Christ Child is the central piece of a solid bronze, 12-piece nativity set. This is the perfect Christmas gift to “keep Christ in Christmas” for family members and dear friends – and even for that special little chapel which is so near and dear to your heart!
Mary with Christ Child – Part of an Heirloom Quality Nativity Set
The Mary with Christ Child is one of 12 exquisite pieces in the 16451 Series Nativity Set. This nativity set (or creche) is of true heirloom quality. Each piece is cast in solid bronze in a monastery foundry in Germany. The entire creche of the Nativity 16451 Series will be treasured, prominently displayed, and passed on from one generation to the next!
Mary the Theotokos – Mary the “God-Bearer”
Mary, the mother of Jesus, was solemnly defined in 431 a.d. at the Ecumenical Councial of Ephesus as the “God-bearer” or “Mother of God” (in Greek, Θεοτόκος – Theotokos). She is the Theotokos because she gave birth not simply to a human baby, but to God as a human baby. Mary was only a young woman (probably still but a teenager) when she said “Yes!” to God and the divine plan for her and for all of the human race. In this simple young woman, an inhabitant of a small rural town in a remote backwater of the mighty Roman Empire, God has – through the birth of Jesus – “brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble” (Luke 1:52).
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