Feast Day: September 25th
Our Most Holy Mother of God the Helper in Childbirth: The Protectress and Guardian of all child-bearing women and childless families…
Apolytikion: Without knowing a man, you received God in your womb, and you carried Him Panagia in your womb, therefore we hasten to you as one who is pregnant because you are a sure aid, that I may come to the time of birth-giving, as is meet by your power. Rejoice Mariam who conceived God, rejoice the support of mothers: Rejoice the support and succour of all women who have conceived.
We celebrate the Six Month Pregnancy of Our Most Holy Mother of God.
Below is an Icon of Our Lady bearing Christ the Embryo.
In the Icon called Our Panagia the one who is pregnant, we can see Christ God the Word, Blessing inside the womb of His Mother.
At Our Church of Saint Paraskevi in St Albans we have an Icon of Our Most Holy Mother of God the Helper in Childbirth. She is our helper and protectress, blessing and Praying for all our women, men, children, and families.