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The first part of the Hail Mary is the angelic salutation of Gabriel, “Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” (Luke 1:28) To this was added Elisabeth’s salutation to Mary, “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” (Luke 1:42)
The third part of the Hail Mary was inspired by the Council at Ephesus in <small>A.D. 470</small>. The prayer “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death” settled the Nestorian heresy which arose from the mouth of Anastasius, “Let no one call Mary the mother of God, for Mary was a human being; and that God should be born of a human being is impossible.” <ref>''Encyclopaedia Britannica'', 1949, s.v. “Nestorius.”</ref> With this additional affirmation, the Council at Ephesus affirmed the Motherhood of God for all of Christendom.
=== The meaning of “Mother of God” ===
: I AM a cosmic mother, and as much your mother as I am the mother of beloved Jesus. Some who are adherents of the Christian faith call me the Mother of God. To those of the protesting branch of orthodox Christianity this seems a sacrilege; for men may well ask, “Who is worthy to be the Mother of God?”
: But this concept, when understood to mean the mother of the embodiment of the Divine Spirit, reveals the glorious truth that every mother who understands that which was spoken—“and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us”<ref>John 1:14</ref>—may be the Mother of God. <ref>Mary, “A Letter from Mother Mary,” ''Keepers of the Flame Lesson 16'', p. 9.</ref>
To mother means to give birth to, to give rise to, to care for, and to protect. Therefore, to be the mother of God is to give birth to, to give rise to, to care for, and to protect His Flame on earth. To mother the Flame of Spirit in the plane of Matter is the calling of the Feminine Ray in both man and woman.

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