Blog / theotokos
So much attention is paid by Christians to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, sanctified in every conceivable way, that there is a tendency to overlook her parents.
The familiar story of Mary’s birth has had variations in splinter groups of Christianity, but there is no doubt that her birth came about as an act of God.
She was a mother who cradled the infant Jesus after bearing Him and who held Him in her arms on the dark day that He was crucified. There are mothers of the year selected in all parts of the world, but the blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of Eternity in all the universe.
"It stands to reason that Almighty God’s selection of the Virgin Mary to be the Mother of God was not a random selection. In his wisdom, God selected not from the nobility but the humble, thoroughly devout daughter of equally devout parents whose names were Joachim and Anna.