One of the things which puzzles me about some Protestants is their failure to recognise the importance of Our Lady in the economy of our Salvation. It is a belief held by Christians for longer than written records exist. My beloved St. Cyril of Alexandria, wrote the following, showing how veneration of her was ever a part of the Christian way of life.
‘I was completely amazed that certain people should be in any doubt as to whether the holy virgin ought to be called the Mother of God or not. For if our Lord Jesus Christ is God, then how is the holy virgin who bore him not the Mother of God? The divine disciples handed on this faith to us even if they did not make mention of the term. We have been taught to think this way by the holy Fathers.’