I don't see anger against God... simply that protection had ended.
Really? No, I don't think so.
I guess will are going to have to chalk this up to a difference in emphasis with respect to the devotion to the Theotokas between the Slavs and the Hellenes.
I think that it is difficult for those coming into Orthodoxy to 'understand' (that is the wrong word, because I don't think understanding in an 'intellectual' sense is at the root of this....) that in spite of the doctrinal unity among the disparate Orthodox Churches around the world these regional distinctions do matter and do trouble many of us as they lay at the very core of our spiritual understanding/ The power in the words of the prayers that Michal cites are exemplatives of such.
Thoughts and feelings like I brought up here can become a stumbling block to mutual understanding and remain a source of division within our communities. More importantly, to some (thankfully not all), they become so transcendent that they are transformed into a barrier between the individual and God. It is so, so hard to get beyond such things and recognize the unifying power of the Holy Spirit among us all.
The difficulties in 'organizing' the Orthodox in the Americas comes to mind. It has been likened to a task similar to that of 'herding cats' in many ways. It goes beyond the 'cultural club' mindset (albeit that is a large part of it) and ends up in an inner place far more powerful and difficult to penetrate. It is deeper and more impenetrable than a simplistic 'Slav v. Hellene' equation.
For example, many of us who are non-Russian Slavs have a deep routed 'resentment' of some, if not many aspects of the Russian Church. YET...in spite of that...our commonality will almost always draw us to her akin to moths being attracted by light. It's difficult to explain, I (and many Rusyns and most Ukrainians) have been brought up with an 'anti-Russophile' point of view, yet....Most Slavs share aspects of the Russian chant, Russian choral singing, with common liturgical practices, devotionals, pilgrimages, village celebrations, holyday and holiday customs..etc...Even among the Greek Catholics of east Europe this holds true in spite of all that has transpired over the centuries.
I have had the privilege of attending hierarchical services presided by Patriarchs, including those of the Ecumenical Patriarch. Yet I would be untruthful if I said my soul were touched equally by all. I suspect that my Greek brothers would admit to the same, yet in a different direction.
Perhaps this is a challenge that we Orthodox are charged to face, a hurdle, if you will, that we must work on and overcome. Perhaps it is through the infusion of peoples not traditionally Orthodox that the bridges needed to move forward can be built in more lasting and stronger manner.
Just being introspective on a frosty morning..