Why is Maryland named after the Virgin Mary?
Why Maryland is named after the Virgin Mary Unlike the common explanation that Maryland was named after Henrietta Maria, several documents belonging to the Calvert family show that really wasn't the case. Henrietta was never referred to by both her first and middle name. Scholars also agree that under no circumstances was a territory ever named after someone's middle name. Many agree that since the original capitol of Maryland was St. Mary's, as well as the county therein, Maryland was most likely named after Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. The great seal of Maryland also supports this conclusion. The reverse side of the seal reads TERRAE MARIAE; "Land of Mary" instead of TERRAE MARIA, which would acknowledge Henrietta's middle name.
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Was the El-Aksa mosque originally built by Emperor Justinian in the 530's and consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the name of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
Bismillah, Al Hamdulilah good question but slight wrong because in the time of Sulaman (Soloman) The jinns who worked for him built the Al Quds Mosque, And if you ever get the opportunity to go there Subhan Allah you will never want to come back home. The Al Quds Mosque is not the one you se…e with the dome it is actually behind that its just beautiful it has 365 Window which represent the days in a year and 53 door which represent the week of the year and many other things that you would be facinated on seeing Insha Allah make intention, Allah (The most High) Accept us, Ameen. (MORE)
Mary was a virgin when she had Jesus, as she had no relation with any man, not even Joseph. It was the work of the Holy Spirit.
Mariefred, Sweden Los Angeles- California, and Santa MariaCalifornia also Santa Maria Tonameca, Mexico, Notre-Dame-du-Laus inQuebec, Canada, Sault Ste. Marie in both Michigan and Quebec, St.Mary's, Penn., and Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy.
of course!!! the bible DOES NOT lie! marry was only betrothed toJoseph when she became pregnant with Jesus, and it wasn't becauseshe was "with" Joseph. the holy spirit, by the power of God, causedMary to be with child. it was not through Joseph, but Joseph wasJesus's father on earth. Actually, the… bible says Mary was only a very young woman (in herteen years), and the thought of her having intercourse with anotherman before that time it would seem highly unlikely that she wouldhave been with another man before. (MORE)
Mariefred, Sweden . Los Angeles, California (named for Our Lady, Quenn of the Angels) . Santa Maria, California . Maryland . Maryville, Tennessee . There you go! Hope it helps! -Bre D.
Marion Mariette Five places in the world named after Mary are Santa Maria inColombia, Villa Maria a city in Argentina, Asuncion in Paraguay,Santa Maria Di Sala in Venice, and Consuelo in the DominicanRepublic. Many of these place names refer to Saint Mary.
Probably the most famous explorer to have a vessel named the "Santa Maria" is none other than Christopher Columbus . He set forth to find the orient with three ships: the Santa Maria, the Nina and the Pinta. The Santa Maria was actually named after a town that was named after the Blessed Virgin Mar…y. The ship was fitted out in El Puerto de Santa Maria which is located on the Gaudalete River outlet in the Bay of Cadiz in Spain. This was the winter berth and base for the Royal Galleys of Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Columbus choose the Santa Maria as his flagship. (MORE)
Yes , Matthew chapter 13:53-56 says: 53 Now when Jesus had finished these illustrations he wentacross country from there. 54 And after coming into his hometerritory he began to teach them in their synagogue, so that theywere astounded and said: "Where did this man get this wisdom andthese powerful …works? 55 Is this not the carpenter's son? Is nothis mother called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simonand Judas? 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? . Roman Catholic Answer: No, the Blessed Virgin Mary remaineda sinless virgin her entire life. There is not word for cousins inHebrew and Aramaic. The word used in the Bible for brothers is usedthroughout the Old Testament to refer to any relative: cousin,nephew, etc. As for whether there were other siblings mentioned inthe Bible, this is refuted by the very fact that Jesus entrustedMary to St. John for her care when he was dying on the cross. Updated Answer First of all the new testament was written in Greek .... anepsios is the greek word for cousin..... as an exampleit is used in colossians chapter 4 verse 10 were it speaks of Markthe cousin of Barâ²naÂ·bas. The Greek word for brother adelphos meansliterally, the sharing of the womb. This clearly places his brothers and sisters as coming from thesame womb that Jesus came from. Answer/ No. Records are not provided by those asserting that the VirginMary gave birth to any children other than Jesus Christ. Records for her perpetual virginity exist in many forms within TheAssumption gospels of the Virgin Mary as well as within herNativity and History gospels. Ref: The Assumption of the Virgin, 'Verily he is the true God whowas born of you, Mary, the mother of God, ever-virgin.' - attestedby the Jews who knew her. Ref: The Protevangelium of James, 'I am old and have sons' and 'Howshall I enroll her? As my wife? I am ashamed to do that. Or as mydaughter? But all the children of Israel know that she is not mydaughter.' - attested by Joseph. (MORE)
Unlike Maryland which was named in honor of Henrietta Maria, Queen Consort of Charles many locations are named after Mary the mother of the Christians' Jesus. These usually contain the words St. Mary, Santa Maria, Ste. Marie depending on the nationality of the founders. They include cities, lakes an…d rivers and other features. (MORE)
Probably the best list is none other than "The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary" which invokes Mary by her many titles and asks for her prayers. You can find this by following the link. Mary is also invoked by those apparitions that have been verified by the Church, such as Our Lady of Lourdes, Our… Lady of Fatima, etc., by her devotions, such as Our Lady of the Rosary, etc., and the doctrines concerning her, such as the Immaculate Conception, Queen of Heaven, etc. She is also referenced, by Catholic exegetes especially, by the Biblical symbols and relations that foreshadowed her, such as Gideon's fleece, the New Eve, etc. (MORE)
Because she gave birth to Jesus, but she was a virgin. She did not "know" Joseph before Jesus was born. It was (and will always be) the only virgin birth.
It is named in honor of Henrietta Maria, the Queen Consort to King Charles I of England.
Yes. Here the question appears to be that concerning the Virgin Birth of Jesus from Mary. Fides (Faith) From the perspective of faith, it is perhaps important to recall the words of Christ Himself. While speaking in the context of salvation, His words are apt for other miraculous occurences… as well, such as the Virgin Birth: Jesus looked at them and said, "For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26 NAB From a Christological perspective, theologians have often seen the Virgin Birth foretold by Isaiah: Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 The gospel of Matthew then further indicates that the Virgin Mary and Christ the Emmanuel fulfill this prophecy par excellence : behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him [Joseph] in a dream and said, "Joseph, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet [cf. Isaiah above] "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us." Matthew 1:20-23 NAB In the gospel of Luke, Mary herself attests to her own virginity: Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus...But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" Luke 1:31-34 NAB. Regarding Jewish culture and marriage, it was not uncommon for young women to marry early as many scholars indicate, but in the case of Mary and Joseph we see that Mary's miraculous pregnancy occurred before they were even living together: Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18 NAB Traditio (Sacred Tradition) Throughout the history of Christianity, every era has attested to the reality of the Virgin Birth of Jesus from Mary, as handed down from previous generations back to the apostles and evangelists Matthew and Luke themselves. As St. Paul says concerning the totality of Christian teaching which includes the Virgin Birth: what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will have the ability to teach others as well. 2 Tim 2: 2 NAB . Thus the teaching on the Virgin birth was taught from generation to generation. Throughout history it finds it expression distilled in forms such as the Apostle's Creed, the Athanasian Creed, the Nicene Creed, etc. e.g. By the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man . (Nicene Creed). Thus, both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition attest to the miraculous virginity of Mary. Ratio (Reason) There are least two ways in which God can work a miracle. Either by suspending the laws of nature, or by working through the laws of nature in a superemminent manner. While it is uncertain whether God suspended the laws of nature or worked through them in the case of the Virgin Birth, it is worth noting that modern science does not preclude the possibility of Mary's miraculous pregnancy. For example, parthenogenesis has been observed in lower forms of life and has also been induced artificially in higher life forms. Thus, the scientific mind is neither beyond considering the possibility of God intervenening through the laws of nature to bring about parthenogenesis in the Blessed Virgin Mary, nor beyond considering a suspension of the laws of nature altogether to bring about the same said miracle. REFERENCES Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. The New American Bible , (Iowa Falls: IA, World Bible Publishers, Inc. 1991.) The virgin Mary as seen in the Bible was the mother of Jesus. She however was never impregnated before Jesus's birth. This is why Christians believe that Jesus is the messiah. Christians (that are not Catholic) also believe however that Mary is not any more special that any other person. She just happened to give birth to the messiah. (MORE)
Mary was a virgin, and there is no doubt about it, but we must remember that Mary was not a virgin till she died. She married Joseph and had children James, Jude, Simon and Salomi. Answer We are not told just how Mary conceaved. All that we are told is that she was overshadowed by the Holy Spi…rit. Giving birth to the Christ would have deflowered her. Technically there was no membrane to break when Joseph went with her. That she was a virgin before the birth of Christ came from her own lips. Roman Catholic Answer The Blessed Virgin Mary was a Virgin her entire life, and she was taken up to heaven at the end of her life as a Virgin. This is an infallible teaching of the Church for the past two thousand years, and is guaranteed by God. The Church taught that she was ever Virgin before the Bible was ever written, before the Bible was gathered together. And has consistently taught this doctrine ever since. To those who like to take potshots at this doctrine, I would suggest that if they really loved God, they would show the same respect for His Mother that He, Himself showed her on earth. One of the last things that He said to us when dying on the cross was "Behold your mother." Anyone who truly loves Our Blessed Lord would show the same love and respect for his Blessed Mother as He, Himself, showed. from A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, by Dave Armstrong, Sophia Institute Press, Â© 2003 The Perpetual virginity of Mary Pope Paul IV, in his Constitution, Cum Quorumdam Hominum, of 1555, expressed the constant teaching of the Catholic Church concerning both the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and the perpetual virginity of Mary: We question and admonish all those who . . . have asserted, taught, and believed . . . that our Lord . . . was not conceived from the Holy Spirit according to the flesh in the womb of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, but, as other men, from the see of Joseph . . . or that the same Blessed Virgin Mary is not truly the mother of God and did not retrain her virginity intact before the birth, in the birth, and perpetually after the birth. (In Neuner and Dupuis, The Christian Faith, 217. See CCC, pars 484-486, 496-498, 502-506, 510, 723 (for the virgin birth); pars 499-501, 507, 510, 721 (for the perpetual virginity of Mary)) The Greek word for brother in the New Testament is adelphos. The well-known Protestant linguistic reference An Expository Dictionary of the New Testament Words defines it as follows: 1. Male children of the same parents . . . 2. Male descendants of the same parents, Acts 7:23, 26; Hebrews 7:5 . . . 4. People of the same nationality, Acts 3:17, 22; Romans 9:3 . . . 5. Any man, a neighbor, Luke 10:29; Matthew 5:22, 7:3; 6. Persons united by a common interest, Matthew 5:47; 7. Persons united by a common calling, Revelation 22:9; 8. Mankind, Matthew 25:40; Hebrews 2:17; 9. The disciples, and so, by implication, all believers, Matthew 28:10; John 20:17; 10. Believers, apart from sex, Matthew 23:8; Acts 1:15; Romans 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; Revelation 19:10 (the word sisters is used of believers, only in 1 Timothy 5:2) . . . . (Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New testament Words, Vol. 1, 154-155.) It Is evident, therefore, from the range of possible definitions of adelphos, that Jesus' "brothers" need not necessarily be siblings of Jesus on linguistic grounds, as many commentators, learned and unlearned, seem to assume uncritically. Be examining the use of adelphos and related words in Hebrew, and by comparing Scripture with Scripture ("exegesis"), one can determine that most sensible explanation of all the biblical date taken collectively. Many examples prove that adelphos has a very wide variety of meanings: In the King James Version, Jacob is called the "brother" of his Uncle Laban (Gen. 29:15; 29:10). The same thing occurs with regard to Lot and Abraham (Gen. 14:14; 11:26-27). The Revised Standard Version uses "kinsman" at 29:15 and 14:14. Use of brother or brethren for mere kinsmen: Deuteronomy 23:7; 2 Samuel 1:26; 1 Kings 9:14, 20:32; 2 Kings 10:13-14; Jeremiah 24:9; Amos 1:9). In Luke 2:41-51, ... it is fairly obvious that Jesus is the only child.... Jesus himself uses brethren in the larger sense: Matthew 23:8, 23:1; 12:49-50. The term Firstborn means pre-eminent and nowhere assumes later siblings, etc. (MORE)
The Bible doesn't give the name of Mary's mother. Tradition tells us that her parents were named Anne and Joachim.
Answer . People of that day and area didn't always have multiple names or surnames. As far as we know she was simply "Mary."
Mother of God, Thetokus, Queen of Heaven, Star of the Sea, Blessed Virgin Mary, Virgin Mary, Saint Mary, Holy Mary, Holy Virgin, Our Lady, Our Lady of ____, Our Mother, Our Queen, Queen of this Earth, Lady of Lords
Marian names refer to names which honor the Virgin Mary from theChristian faith. Some places named in some way after her include:Carmel, Guadalupe, Lourdes, Fatima, Loreto, Villa Maria, Mariefred,Asuncion, St. Mary's City and Santa Maria.
Catholics believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary remained a virgin her entire life, and conceived Our Blessed Lord through the action of the Holy Spirit, and not through carnal relations, as evidenced by contested interpretation of the Bible. * Protestants believe that the Virgin Mary was a virg…in when she became pregnant with and gave birth to Jesus, but that she began a normal marriage with her husband thereafter, as evidenced by the Bible's explicit references to Jesus' brothers and sisters: Mark 6:3 Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him. Matthew 13:55-56 "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" . Catholic Answer Of course that is because the only thing that protestants read is the King James Version of the Bible, not realizing that the terms brothers and sisters are used in Aramaic in the first century for all kinds of relatives. You can see this even centuries before when the Bible calls Lot Abraham's brother when we know that he was Abraham's nephew. There are many other examples, we know that Mary only bore one child, and that the child was God. To suggest that the Blessed Virgin gave up her virginity after bearing God is kind of blasphemous and indicates a narrow mindset that can't encompass virginity dedicated to the Lord, and then twisting Scripture verses to mean something that they were never intended to mean. Keep in mind that the Catholic Church was around before the Bible was written, and that everything written in the Bible was written by Catholics and approved by the Catholic Church. . from A Biblical Defense of Catholicism , by Dave Armstrong, Sophia Institute Press, Â© 2003 . The Perpetual virginity of Mary Pope Paul IV, in his Constitution, Cum Quorumdam Hominum, of 1555, expressed the constant teaching of the Catholic Church concerning both the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and the perpetual virginity of Mary: We question and admonish all those who . . . have asserted, taught, and believed . . . that our Lord . . . was not conceived from the Holy Spirit according to the flesh in the womb of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, but, as other men, from the see of Joseph . . . or that the same Blessed Virgin Mary is not truly the mother of God and did not retrain her virginity intact before the birth, in the birth, and perpetually after the birth. (In Neuner and Dupuis, The Christian Faith, 217. See CCC, pars 484-486, 496-498, 502-506, 510, 723 (for the virgin birth); pars 499-501, 507, 510, 721 (for the perpetual virginity of Mary)) The Greek word for brother in the New Testament is adelphos . The well-known Protestant linguistic reference An Expository Dictionary of the New Testament Words defines it as follows: 1. Male children of the same parents . . . 2. Male descendants of the same parents, Acts 7:23, 26; Hebrews 7:5 . . . 4. People of the same nationality, Acts 3:17, 22; Romans 9:3 . . . 5. Any man, a neighbor, Luke 10:29; Matthew 5:22, 7:3; 6. Persons united by a common interest, Matthew 5:47; 7. Persons united by a common calling, Revelation 22:9; 8. Mankind, Matthew 25:40; Hebrews 2:17; 9. The disciples, and so, by implication, all believers, Matthew 28:10; John 20:17; 10. Believers, apart from sex, Matthew 23:8; Acts 1:15; romans 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; Revelation 19:10 (the word sisters is used of believers, only in 1 Timothy 5:2) . . . . (Vine, An Expository Dictionary of New testament Words, Vol. 1, 154-155.) It Is evident, therefore, from the range of possible definitions of adelphos , that Jesus' "brothers" need not necessarily be siblings of Jesus on linguistic grounds, as many commentators, learned and unlearned, seem to assume uncritically. Be examining the use of adelphos and related words in Hebrew, and by comparing Scripture with Scripture ("exegesis"), one can determine that most sensible explanation of all the biblical date taken collectively. Many examples prove that adelphos has a very wide variety of meanings: In the King James Version, Jacob is called the "brother" of his Uncle Laban (Gen. 29:15; 29:10). The same thing occurs with regard to Lot and Abraham (Gen. 14:14; 11:26-27). The Revised Standard Version uses "kinsman" at 29:15 and 14:14. Use of brother or brethren for mere kinsmen: Deuteronomy 23:7; 2 Samuel 1:26; 1 Kings 9:14, 20:32; 2 Kings 10:13-14; Jeremiah 24:9; Amos 1:9). In Luke 2:41-51, ... it is fairly obvious that Jesus is the only child.... Jesus himself uses brethren in the larger sense: Matthew 23:8, 23:1; 12:49-50. The term Firstborn means pre-eminent and nowhere assumes later siblings, etc.. (MORE)
virgin mary is called virgin mary because she was the only woman on earth who was a virgin even after she gave birth to jesus Christ
She is called the Virgin Mary because she Conceived Our Lordwithout the Loss of her Virginity.
Roman Catholics, and a few other sects, believe that Mary never had sex, even though she did eventually marry Joseph. Most Protestants believe that she was a virgin at the time she gave birth to Jesus, but after that adopted a normal sexual relationship with her husband. Protestants point to r…eferences in scripture that talk about Jesus' brothers. Catholics say the same word could be used to refer to cousins. Either way, all Scripturally based beliefs which have not been tainted by modern attempts to "explain away" parts of the Bible agree- Mary gave birth to Jesus before she had sex, and that the birth of Christ was miraculous in nature. (MORE)
Roman Catholic Answer There is neither a record of the Blessed Virgin Mary ever dying,nor has there ever been any evidence of it. We have the tombs andrelics of thousands of saints, the Blessed Virgin has left usneither. However, from ancient times, we have the belief that whenshe ended her life (th…e Eastern Church refers to her fallingasleep) she was assumed Body and Soul, into heaven. Clarification: Both Jeruslaem and Ephesus claim to have the tomb of Mary but thereis no evidence to support either position or whether either tombwas ever used. According to apocryphal writings, when Mary was onher death bed all the apostles were summoned. All except Thomasarrived, he was three days late. When Thomas was taken to the tombit was found to be empty and only the burial cloths remained. Thestory does not give a specific location. There are purported relics of Mary. Her veil has provided a fewhairs thought to be from Mary. (MORE)
Mary spent most of her life in Nazareth. After the death andascension of Jesus she is thought to have lived in the town ofEphesus in Turkey with the Apostle John. She also may have lived atime in Jerusalem
she cries blood for the sorrow for her son and when she cries tears she is rejoicing in her son
The Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and Islamic religions all honorMary to some extent, some more than others. Other easternreligions, such as Hinduism, do not honor her nor do they honorJesus.
It is not directly stated in the Bible. Popular tradition says her parents were named Anne or Anna ( which means Grace) and Joachim. the Agreda ( City Of God) is in effect a Marian biography but is largely based on unsupported theorizing.
Great question! :) Yes. As St. Augustine says, "The New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New." ProtoEvangelium One of the first references that alludes, albeit indirectly, to Mary occurs immediately after the Fall of Adam and Eve in Genesis. It …occurs in Genesis 3:15 and is referred to by scholars as the proto + evangelium , or first good news; i.e. despite the Fall, God immediately begins to reveal a plan for salvation. Speaking to the devil, God says: I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers . He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel. Gn 3:15 NAB . Here scholars and theologians note that "...the passage can be understood as the first promise of a Redeemer for fallen mankind. The woman's offspring then is primarily Jesus Christ. " (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine 1991, p.10) Because Jesus was not the immediate offspring of Eve, we see, by way of implication, that another, later offspring of Eve would give birth to the One who would "strike at the head" of the serpent, this later offspring being the Blessed Virgin Mary. Moreover, theologians have also frequently drawn attention to the parallelism indicated in Gn 3:15. Namely, that just as the offspring of the woman (i.e. Jesus) will have a definitive victory over the offspring of the devil, so to will the progenitor (i.e. Mary, the woman) of Jesus share in the definitive triumph over the progenitor of evil. (cf. Miravalle 2003, pp. 18-23) Isaiah Perhaps the best well-known prophecy of Mary occurs when Isaiah writes: Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 NAB . This is often compared to the news Joseph received from the angel of the Lord in his dream to help him understand Mary's miraculous pregnancy: All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us." Matthew 1:22-23 NAB . Scholars have frequently indicated that this prophecy may have found partial fulfillment " in the conception and birth of the future King Hezekiah, whose mother, at the time Isaiah spoke, would have been a young, unmarried woman." Not to the exclusion of King Hezekiah, this prophecy, however, would later find its complete fulfillment in the Blessed Virgin Mary who gave birth to Christ the King. (cf. Confraternity of Christian Doctrine 1991, p. 753) Various Allegories - Sarah Just as Abraham becomes the "father of nations" in Gn 17:15-17, Sarah by natural extension becomes the "mother of nations." Here it is important to note that Sarah became "mother of nations" through a miraculous intervention of God. Similarly, through a miraculous birth, Mary becomes "mother of all peoples" through her Son's words from the Cross: " Behold, your mother ." Jn 19:27. (cf. Miravalle 2003, p. 24) Various Allegories - Deborah, Jael & Judith Other Old Testament stories of women physically defeating the opponents of Israel have, over the millenia, been understood by saints and theologians as foreshadowings or allegories for Mary's spiritual defeat of Satan through Christ Jesus. (cf. Revelation 12) These foreshadowings complement Mary's role as understood in the protoevangelium above. One common parallel pointed out is in the canticle of Deborah, when she rejoiced over the role she was chosen to play in God's plan of salvation history. Mary also rejoiced in a canticle for her truly unique role she would play in salvation history as well. (cf. Judges 5 and Luke 1:46-56) Other allegories may be found through characters such as Jael and her defeat of Sisera, as well as Judith and her defeat of Holofernes. In particular, Judith's decapitating Holofernes is frequently taken as an extended allegory for Mary's crushing the head of Satan. (cf. Protoevangelium Gn 3:15 above). Similarly, Jael's crushing of Sisera's head is also taken as a foreshadowing of Mary's crushing the head of the devil. In these cases, we have the following analogies of faith : Deborah:Sisera :: Mary:Satan Jael : Sisera :: Mary : Satan Judith : Holofernes :: Mary : Satan where, by analogy of faith is meant the unity of the truths of faith among themselves, and within the whole context of God's revelation. (cf. CCC 1994, 114 ) Various Allegories - Mary as Queen of Heaven In the ancient kingdoms of the Near East, it was very common for the king's mother to rule as queen. This, of course, is not to the exclusion of the other two ways queens rose to power: as lone matriarch or as the wife of the king. In these allegories, theologians point out that just as the mothers of the king's of Israel ruled over Israel, so too does this foreshadow Mary the Mother of Christ the King ruling over heaven with him. One particularly striking example of the reverence kings had for the mothers is when Bathsheba, queen and mother of Solomon, then king, makes a request: So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne and had a seat brought for the king's mother; and she sat on his right. Then she said, 'I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me.' And the king said to her, ' Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you.' 1 Kings 2:19-20 . Here the allegory finds itself lived out in the prayer life of Christians. That is, just as king Solomon did not refuse his mother's request, neither will Christ the King refuse His Mother's requests made on our behalf (cf. Hail Mary - pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.) Another striking example of a queen's intercession is in the Book of Esther. Here queen Esther intercedes with King Xerxes (Ahasuerus) not simply on behalf of one individual, as queen Bathsheba did, but on behalf of all the Jewish people in Persia. Through her intercession with King Xerxes, she saved all the children of Israel in Persia from Haman the Agagite's plan of genocide. In a similar fashion, the Blessed Virgin Mary intercedes with Jesus Christ, the King of Kings (cf. Revelation 19:16 ), on behalf of all her children, "those who keep God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus," in order to preserve her children from Satan's plan of spiritual and eternal genocide against them. (cf. Revelation 12:17 ) In these two cases, by the power of intercession, we again have the following analogies of faith (cf. CCC 1994, 114 ): Queen Bathsheba's request : King Solomon's granting the request :: Mary's request : King of Kings (Christ Jesus) granting the request and Queen Esther's request : King Xerxes' granting the request :: Mary's request : King of Kings (Christ Jesus) granting the request Finally, as St. Augustine might say, the story of Mary lies hidden in all these women of the Old Testament, and the stories of all these women are revealed in Mary's. REFERENCES Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. The New American Bible , (Iowa Falls, IA: World Bible Publishers, Inc., 1991). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Catechism of the Catholic Church , (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1994). Miravalle, M. "With Jesus" - The Story of Mary Co-Redemptrix , (Goleta, CA: Queenship Publishing, 2003). Smith-Christopher, Daniel. The Old Testament - Our Call to Faith & Justice , (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2005). (MORE)
Mary was probably Caucasian - white - or may have had a slightlyolive colored skin which is common even today to some Mediterraneancountries.
There are several artistic renderings of Mary as depicted in Revelation 12:1: A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (NAB) In some depictions, the moon under Mary's feet is crescent-shaped, with both …ends of the crescent sometimes looking like horns. (MORE)
The Holy Father, Pope Sixtus IV issued the Bull Constitutions Cum Praeexcelsa: When we investigate with the scrutiny of devout consideration the exalted insignia of the merits with which the queen of the heavens, the glorious virgin mother of God, advanced to the ethereal dwellings, shining amid …the constellations as the morning star, and revolve beneath the secrets of our breast, that she herself, as the path of mercy, the mother of grace, and the friend of piety, the consoler of the human race, the sedulous and vigilant advocate on behalf of the salvation of the faithful, who are oppressed by the load of their offences, intercedes with the King whom she has brought forth; We consider it meet, nay, rather due, to invite by indulgences and the remissions of sins, that they may thereby become more fitted for divine grace, by the merits and intercession of the same Virgin, all the faithful in Christ to return thanks and praises for the wonderful conception of the immaculate Virgin to Almighty God (where Providence regarding from eternity the humility of the same Virgin, for the reconciling to its author human nature, which, by the fall of the first man, became subject unto eternal death, by the preparation of the Holy Ghost, constituted her as the habitation of his Only Begotten, from whom he should take on him the flesh of our mortality for the redemption of his people, and she should remain, nevertheless, an immaculate virgin after the birth), and offer up Masses and other Divine Offices instituted for that purpose in the church of God, and be present at them. Induced, therefore, by this consideration, confiding in the authority of the same Almighty God, and in that of his blessed apostles Peter and Paul, by the apostolic authority, which is to be in force for ever, by this constitution, we decree and ordain, that all and every one of the faithful of Christ, of both sexes, who shall devoutly celebrate and offer up on the day of the festival of the Conception of the same Virgin Mary, and during its octave, the mass and office of the Conception of the same glorious Virgin, according to the pious, devout, and praise-worthy ordinance of our beloved son Leonardi de Nogarole, clerk of Verona, our notary, and the institution of such Mass and Office which emanated down from us, or shall be present thereat in the canonical hours ; As often as they shall do so, they are to obtain the same precise indulgence and remission of sins, which, according to the constitutions of Urban IV., of happy memory, approved at the Council of Vienna, and of Martin V., and of other Roman pontiffs, our predecessors, those are entitled to, who celebrate and offer up the Mass in canonical hours at the festival of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ from the first evening and during its octave, according to the constitution of the Roman Church, or who are present at the mass, at the office, and at such hours ; these presents to be in force for all time. Given at Rome, at Saint Peter's, in the year of the incarnation of our Lord 1476, third of the calends of March, in the sixth year of our pontificate (MORE)
Roman Catholic Answer: To the best of my knowledge there are thirteen approved Marian apparitions, following is the list of cities where she appeared followed by the year: Guadelupe - 1531 appeared to Juan Diego Paris - 1830 appeared to Sister Saint Catherine Laboure Rome 1842 La Salett…e 1846 appeared to Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud Lourdes 1858 appeared to Bernadette Soubirous Pontmain 1871 Pellevoisin 1876 Gietrzwald 1877 Knock 1879 appeared to fifteen people in Ireland Fatima 1917 appeared to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco Beauraing 1932 Banneaux 1933 Syracuse 1953 Usually the Blessed Virgin Mary appears only to the humble, like children and peasants, and only when there is great need. The way to tell if an appairation is real or not is to look at the message. The only message that Our Blessed Lady ever gives when she appears is to Look to Her Son, to pray very much, and to offer sacrifices for the conversion of poor sinners. Additional Answer There is more to this answer... there are actually 8 approved and 11 additional in the 20th Century alone: A statistical analysis of the 20th Century Marian apparition directory reveals the following results... During the twentieth century, there have been 386 cases of Marian apparitions. The Church has made "no decision" about the supernatural character regarding 299 of the 386 cases. The Church has made a "negative decision" about the supernatural character in seventy-nine of the 386 cases. Out of the 386 apparitions, the Church has decided that "yes" there is a supernatural character only in eight (8) cases: Fatima (Portugal), Beauraing (Belgium), Banneux (Belgium), Akita (Japan), Syracuse (Italy), Zeitoun (Egypt), Manila (Philippines) (according to some sources), and Betania (Venezuela). Local bishops have approved of the faith expression at the sites where these eight apparitions occurred. Besides the eight approved apparitions, there have been eleven (out of the 386 apparitions) which have not been approved with a "supernatural character," but which have received a "yes" to indicate the local bishop's "approval of faith expression (prayer and devotion) at the site." See the link below: (MORE)
The story of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Temple comes from a writing called the Protoevangelium of James (c. 150 A.D.). It tells of Mary being presented at the temple when she was three years old: And her months were added to the child. And the child was two years old, and J…oachim said: Let us take her up to the temple of the Lord, that we may pay the vow that we have vowed, lest perchance the Lord send to us, and our offering be not received. And Anna said: Let us wait for the third year, in order that the child may not seek for father or mother. And Joachim said: So let us wait. And the child was three years old, and Joachim said: Invite the daughters of the Hebrews that are undefiled, and let them take each a lamp, and let them stand with the lamps burning, that the child may not turn back, and her heart be captivated from the temple of the Lord. And they did so until they went up into the temple of the Lord. And the priest received her, and kissed her, and blessed her, saying: The Lord has magnified your name in all generations. In you, on the last of the days, the Lord will manifest His redemption to the sons of Israel . And he set her down upon the third step of the altar, and the Lord God sent grace upon her; and she danced with her feet, and all the house of Israel loved her. (Protoevangelium of James, no. 7) As an apocryphal work, it is not considered part of the canon of the Bible, but as an historical document, it may provide insight into the life of the early Church. (MORE)
The Virgin Mary was the supposed mother of Jesus. Saint Mary, Blessed Virgin Mary, Virgin Mary, Queen Mother, Queen of Heaven, Holy Mary, Blessed Virgin, Our Lady, Holy Virgin, Christ Mary, and Mother of God.Mother of Jesus Christ Wife of JosephLived in Nazareth
The virgin Mary as seen in the Bible was the mother of Jesus. Shehowever was never impregnated before Jesus's birth. This is whyChristians believe that Jesus is the messiah. Christians (that arenot Catholic) also believe however that Mary is not any morespecial that any other person. She just happen…ed to give birth tothe messiah. Answer/ Apart from her being the second Ark who found favour of the Lord ;she engaged in ornamentation work as a member of her family, clanand society; and accompanied her Son as a disciple of the Lord. The Virgin Mary was raised in the Temple where she 'took the truepurple and the scarlet ...and spun it'. During the sojourn in Egyptshe 'spun for hire' - The Apocryphal and Legendary Life of Christ. When raised in the temple she was taught the Law and the Prophets.E.g. During discourse in Pistis Sophia Ch. 59 Mary, mother of theLord recites correctly Ode 19 of Solomon, ( Ode 1, after the 18renamed Psalms of Solomon ) : ' The Lord is on my head like a wreath, and I shall not depart fromhim. The wreath in truth is woven for me; and it have caused thy twigsto sprout in me. For it is not like unto a withered wreath that sprouteth not. Butthou are alive on my head and thou hath sprouted upon me. Thy fruits are full and perfect, filled with thy salvation.' (MORE)
Santa Maria is latin for Saint Mary. And in this case Saint Mary takes reference to the blessed virgin mother. Santa Maria the city in California was renamed in 1882 after being called Central City since 1869. For years the postal service confused Central City CO with Central City CA. So Central …City CA decided to change its name to Santa Maria since most towns in this part of California was named after different Saints. Like Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and San Luis Obispo. It is thought that Santa Maria was picked to commemorate Christopher Columbus' ship from 1492. But there are others that believe that this city was named after the blessed virgin Mary since Guadualupe was it's neighboring town near the ocean. ( There is another Guadalupe in Mexico. It is where the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.) And from 1990-1991 The Virgin Mary appeared to Barbara Matthias a woman from Brazil that received special messages from the Virgin Mary Herself. The Virgin Mary has always favored this beautiful fertile valley. It is filled with Devout Catholics and good people. (MORE)
no she was actually known as bloody Mary because she killed so many people virgin Mary was Jesus's mum Mary because she was a virgin when she had Jesus
Because most christian denominations believe she was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus. I.e. they believed Mary did not conceive Jesus the usual way -- i.e. by sexual intercourse -- but that Mary conceived Jesus by the Power of the Holy Ghost (parthenogenesis by divine miracle). Catholic, Ort…hodox Anglo-Catholic and some other Christians she remained a Virgin her whole life. Most protestants believe she did not stay a virgin after Jesus but had other children. There are a few protestants who do not believe she was a virgin even when she conceived Jesus. Non-religious people probably do not believe she was a virgin as it is impossible (without divine miracle) to become pregnant without having sex. (MORE)
Mary, Mother Of God. The Blessed Virgin Mary. Queen Of Heaven. Queen Of Saints. The Immaculate Conception. Spouse Of The Holy Spirit. The Immaculate Heart. Our Lady of Sorrows. Mother of the Church. The Second Eve.
It means exactly what the words say. Mary the mother of Jesus was avirgin when she conceived of Jesus and remained a virgin after hisbirth.
It's not quadalupe, it's Guadalupe, which is a place where Mary appeared to 3 children. There should be more detailed information on exactly what happened on other websites. You should Google "Our Lady of Guadalupe" and find a website that will explain it.
People are born as virgins, nothing "makes" them virgins. . Additional answer In Catholic tradition, Mary is referred to as the Virgin Mary because of the doctrine of her perpetual virginity: even after giving birth to Jesus she never had sexual relations with her husband, Josephus, and never gave… birth to more children. Many Protestants also believe that Mary remained a virgin, but for most it's not a doctrine of faith. References to brothers and sisters of Jesus in the gospels suggest that Mary did not remain a virgin. This is one of many cases where traditional Christian doctrine runs into direct conflicts with text in the Bible. Given a choice, most Christians go with tradition. Why is the Doctrine of Perpetual Virginity Important?: Mary's perpetual virginity means that she is the one human to be both a mother and a virgin; unlike other women, she escapes the curse of Eve. Other women are cursed with a sexuality that forces men to control and restrain them. This created in Christian tradition the virgin-whore dichotomy: all women are either virgins who follow in the footsteps of Mary (like for example becoming nuns) or who follow in the footsteps of Eve (by tempting men and causing them to sin). This, in turn, helped limit opportunities for women throughout Christian society. (MORE)
There's probably more than one depiction like that, and its popularity may vary from one country to another. In the US, the answer that immediately comes to mind is Our Lady of Grace.
She is called 'Blessed' because God chose her to be the mother ofHis son, Jesus. She is called "Virgin' because she remained chastebefore, during and after the birth of Christ.
AnswerThe Blessed Virgin has, literally, hundreds of titles, eachof them enumerating one of her virtues or appearances. The threebest know of the later would be Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady ofLourdes, and Our Lady of Guadalupe (if you're an American) or OurLady of Knock (if you're Irish). For a list… of approved (by theChurch) apparitions of the Blessed Virgin, please see the linkbelow: (MORE)
It is not named for the Virgin Mary. It is the name of a town inPortugal. The name is Arabic for "the shining one" and Fatima wasthe favorite daughter of Mohammad.
Because it was very common to name Christian children after Saints,and the Virgin Mary is the Queen of all Saints.
Most of the places that are named for Mary are places that whereshe is said to have appeared at. Example: Fatima, Lourdes, etc.
Yes she was. In fact, she remained a Virgin even throughout hermarriage to St. Joseph.
The Virgin Mary was the mother of Jesus. At the time Jesus was born she was only engaged to Joseph theCarpenter but they later married.