Whoever wishes to be saved, before all must hold a firm faith as to Mary.
Which unless anyone shall keep whole and inviolate: without doubt he shall
For she alone, remaining a virgin, hath brought forth: she alone hath
destroyed all heresies.
Let the Jew be confounded and ashamed: who says that Christ was born from
the seed of Joseph.
Let the Manichean be confounded who says: that Christ has an unreal body.
Let all be ashamed who say: that He derives His Body from any other source
For the very same Son, who is the only-begotten of the Father in the
Godhead: is the true and only begotten Son of the Virgin Mary.
In Heaven without a mother: on earth without a father.
For as the rational soul and the flesh because of the union in man is truly
born from man: so Christ, both God and Man, is truly begotten by Mary, the
Clothing Himself with flesh from the flesh of the Virgin: because so it
behooved the human race to be redeemed.
Who according to the Divinity is equal to the Father: but according to His
Humanity is less than the Father.
Conceived of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and announced
by the Angel: but nevertheless the Holy Spirit is not His Father.
Begotten in the world of the Virgin Mary without pain of the flesh: because
He was conceived without carnal delight.
Whom the Mother hath fed with her milk: her breast full of heaven.
Whom the Angels surrounded as attendants at birth: announcing great joy to
He it is who was adored by the Magi with gifts, who fled from Herod into
Egypt, who was baptized by John in the Jordan: was betrayed, seized,
scourged, crucified, dead, and buried.
Who rose again with glory: and ascended into Heaven.
Who sent the Holy Spirit upon His disciples: and upon His Mother.
Whom He in the end took up into Heaven: where she sitteth at the right hand
of her Son, never ceasing to make intercession for us.
This is the faith of the Virgin Mary: which, unless anyone faithfully and
firmly believes, he cannot be saved.