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The feast is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus. The English title “Mother of God” is a translation of the Latin title Dei Genetrix, which means “She Who Generated God,” as the corresponding Greek title Te?t???? (Theotokos) means “She Who Gave Birth to God.” This title was dogmatically adopted at the First Council of Ephesus (431) as a way to assert that Jesus is God, and that his mother can therefore be called Mother of God.