I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure
I was saying that the little snippet you posted, at least out of context, was perfectly Orthodox.
Perfectly Orthodox? If directed to Christ, yes. Otherwise, no.
On that quote, while it might be a little over the top, I'm not sure there is really anything wrong with it, necessarily.
Being over the top isn't the problem. This isn't the relationship/orientation we have with the Theotokos.
Well thank goodness!! What a scandal to ask for the Theotokos to "save" you...really!! Where is the lobby to change that horribly over the top prayer...I'll go sign the petition...
Reading the actual statement might help with your misunderstanding. I'll post it again:
[To the Virgin Mary:] I deliver and consecrate to thee, as thy slave, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me, and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure
Where do you see "save me" in there? We commend ourselves to Christ our God, not to the Theotokos. We have an extremely important relationship with the Theotokos, but we are not her slaves, and she is not our judge (as the phrase "leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me" clearly indicates.
Where is Christ or the Trinity in the quoted statement above?
But you are playing the role of the RC quite well, reflexively defending false doctrine and statements regarding the Mother of God.
Now, to play my role, I'll bring up the 5th Marian Dogma, Papal Infallibility, and maybe throw in a reference to the sacking of Constantinople.
"I sing thy grace, O Sovereign Lady, and pray to thee to grace my mind. Teach me to step right in the way of Christ's commandments. Strengthen me to keep awake in song and dispel the dream of despondency. Release me, bound with bonds of sin, O bride of God, by thy prayers. Guard me by night and also by day, and drive away my foes who defeat me. O Bearer of God, the Giver of Life, enliven me who am deadened by passions. O bearer of the unfailing Light, enlighten my blinded soul. O Marvellous Palace of the Master, make me a house of the Divine Spirit. O Mother of the Healer, heal the perennial passions of my soul. Guide me to the path of repentance, for I am tossed in the storm of life. Deliver me from eternal fire, from wicked war and from hell
. Expose me guilty as I am of many sins. Renew me, grown old from senseless sins, O most Immaculate One. Present me untouched by all torments, and pray for me to the Lord of all. Grant me to receive the joys of Heaven with all the Saints. O most holy Virgin, hear the voice of thy unprofitable servant
. Grant me torrents of tears, O most Pure One, to cleanse my soul from impurity
. I offer the groans of my heart to Thee unceasingly. Strive for me, O Sovereign Lady. Accept my service of supplication and offer it to compassionate God. O thou who art above the Angels, raise me above this world's confusion. O Light-bearing heavenly Tabernacle, direct the grace of the Spirit in me. I raise my hands and lips in thy praise, defiled as they are by impurity, O All-Immaculate One. Deliver me from soul-corrupting evils
, and fervently intercede to Christ to Whom is due honour with adoration, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen." - Jordanville Prayer Book
"O Theotokos, our most gracious Queen, our hope, haven for orphans and intercessor for strangers, joy of those who sorrow, protection of the oppressed! Thou seest our misfortune, thou seest our sorrow. Help us, for we are weak; guide us, for we are gone astray; feed us, for we are strangers. Thou knowest our offense: resolve it as thou wilt, for we have none other help than thee
, none other intercessor, nor gracious comforter save thee, O Mother of God, to preserve and protect us unto the ages of ages. Amen." - Akathist sung before the Kursk-Root Icon.
I'm just saying........