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Theotokos: How the Mother Goddess became Mary

Mary becomes Mother of God: The year 431 A.D. was a momentous one in the history of the Queen of Heaven.  That's the year the church fathers, meeting in Ephesus in modern day Turkey,  officially de...

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The Constantine Myth of Black Icon Destruction

The Constantine Myth of Black Icon Destruction | Desert Fathers Dispatch

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Conwy Castle, Wales, is one of the most prominent fortresses built by Edward I in the 13th century. It is one of the key castles of the king's "iron ring" of fortresses constructed in Wales. The stronghold was quite an expensive undertaking - it is estimated that Edward spent £15,000 (£162 million in 2009) on the construction, which makes it the most costly castle in the Welsh history. Today Conwy is declared a World Heritage Site.

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