This is a video lesson series exploring the Old Testament prefiguring of the Theotokos (Mother of God) and the hymnody used by the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church to venerate her.
Women are mentioned throughout the Old and New Testament, but the only New Testament scripture which mentions women in Jesus' Genealogy is the Book of Matthew 1:1.
How to intone the prayers to the Mother of God and the Lord in English and in Greek using Byzantine Style chant as found in Great Compline and the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos according to Greek Orthodox usage during Great Lent.
...In the Old Testament, it was prophesied by Isaiah and Ezekiel that the Lord God would come as a shepherd to His flock (Isaiah 40:11) (Ezekiel 34:12, 34:23). In John 10:7-16, Jesus Christ declares himself as the shepherd and Jesus Christ's ministry is precisely that, the shepherding of the people, the body of the Church....