The Virgin Mary: Spanning the Old and New Testaments

As we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, we can contemplate the Virgin Mary’s role in our salvation.

 “Mary is the bridge from Old Testament righteousness to its fulfillment in the New Covenant. `All the sacred tradition of the Jews is a history of the slow and laborious journey of fallen humanity toward the `fullness of time;” writes Vladimir Lossky, “when the angel was to be sent to announce to the chosen Virgin the Incarnation of God and to hear from her lips human consent, so that the divine plan might be accomplished…”‘  (Vigen Guroian, The Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key, Kindle Loc. 598-600)