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  Encyclopedia: Latria
Latria is a Greek term used in Catholic theology to mean adoration, which is the highest form of worship or reverence and is directed only to God.
Mass is the term used of the celebration of the Eucharist in the various liturgical rites of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglicanism, and in certain Lutheran parishes and provinces, such as the Church of Sweden which are largely High Church.
The former assertion is a question of historical fact which Catholics answer with the writings of the early Christians and the Church Fathers ; the latter is a matter of Scriptural interpretation, which Catholics contend is determined by the Church's Magisterium (bound by "Sacred Tradition"), and which Protestants contend is determined by the individual.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Latria   (1144 words)

 Latria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Latria (latreia) in classical Greek originally meant "the state of a hired servant" (Aesch., "Prom.", 966), and so service generally.
In Christian literature it came to have a technical sense for the supreme honour due to His servants, the angels and saints.
Etymologically, however, there is no reason why latria should be preferred to designate supreme honour; and indeed the two words were often used indiscriminately.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/l/latria.html   (117 words)

 Talk:Latria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The purpose of the quote is simply to show a history of distinction among the three, latria, hyperdulia, and dulia.
I have also kept your various comments on the Mass, as they help to explain the point that the distinction among latria, hyperdulia, and dulia is not something Protestants consider true or important.
It is almost the case that discussion of the Mass is not proper for this page, but the Mass is so wrapped up in latria that the Mass should be mentioned; since Protestants dispute latria their dispute with the Mass becomes relevant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Latria   (484 words)

 Summa Theologica
For the honor of "latria" is due to God the Father Himself on account of His Godhead; and the honor of "dulia" on account of the dominion by which He rules over creatures.
Because the adoration of "latria" is not given to Christ's humanity in respect of itself; but in respect of the Godhead to which it is united, by reason of which Christ is not less than the Father.
Since, therefore, the Blessed Virgin is a mere rational creature, the worship of "latria" is not due to her, but only that of "dulia": but in a higher degree than to other creatures, inasmuch as she is the Mother of God.
www.godrules.net /library/summa/TP025.htm   (3636 words)

 LATRIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Protestantism considers the Catholic conception of the central religious service to be an error, arguing that the sacrifice of the Cross was unique, and needn't and shouldn't be repeated, Heb 6:6, 9:25-28.
The former assertion is a question of historical fact which Catholics answer with the writings of the early Christians and the Church Fathers; the latter is a matter of Scriptural interpretation, which Catholics contend is determined by the Church's Magisterium, and which Protestants contend is determined by the individual.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/la/Latria.htm   (318 words)

 SUMMA THEOLOGICA: Is dulia a special virtue, distinct from latria?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Therefore dulia is not a distinct virtue from latria.
It is, moreover, a species of observance, because by observance we honor all those who excel in dignity, while dulia properly speaking is the reverence of servants for their master, dulia being the Greek for servitude.
Now the creature does not partake of the power to create by reason of which latria is due to God: and so this gloss drew a distinction, by ascribing latria to God in respect of creation, which is not communicated to a creature, but dulia in respect of lordship, which is communicated to a creature.
www.newadvent.org /summa/310303.htm   (840 words)

 Jacques Maritain Center: GC 3.120
And because they believed that the souls of good men, by the fact of their separation from bodies, passed to a higher state than the state of the present life, they considered that divine worship should be paid also to the souls of the dead, whom they called hêrôes, or manes.
If the worship of latria is due to another merely because he is superior, and not because he is supreme, it would follow that one man should pay latria to another man, and one angel to another angel, seeing that among men, and also among angels, one is superior to another.
Therefore the worship of latria, due to the sovereign master, is to be paid only to the sovereign principle of the universe.
www.nd.edu /Departments/Maritain/etext/gc3_120.htm   (749 words)

 Latria (Worship), Dulia (Honor), and Veneration of the Saints by Raymond Cote
I think the Church has made it clear that She distinguishes between worship (latria) and veneration or honor of the saints (dulia) not that She uses "...a number of different terms relevant to the concept of worship".
As absolute latria, it is given to God, as the Trinity, or one of the Divine Persons, Christ as God and man, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Holy Eucharist.
The words 'on the basis of the Roman definitions' is now placed by you in the context of idols...clearly to serve idols is idolatry...to serve the saints is something different...they are not "...the weak and beggarly elements..." Paul speaks of in Gal.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/a97.htm   (8991 words)

 Chapter 5
"Latria" is the kind of worship which is due to God alone.
It is higher than "dulia" but not "latria".
Catholics are not taught how to engage in "hyperdulia" without crossing a line that results in actually practicing "latria" towards Mary without realizing it.
www.angelfire.com /ky/dodone/Chap_05.html   (681 words)

The griefs of the Latria, though, are mostly held against Angelus Moon himself for his apparent absence of regards toward the recent events concerning the vampires, in the Exedus case and the Socius case.
Shadiia and Adiss of Clan Tenebrae, and Kitana, Yamila and Anatheme of Clan Latria.
This is the one true Code of Nujel'm, sealing the terms of the tutoring Alliance between Clan Latria and Clan Tenebrae in the common cause of keeping the vampiric society pure from inferior beings and untaught neonates unable to understand the true nature of the Curse.
fab30mai80.free.fr /html/IC.htm   (9596 words)

 RareBreed Network: Bergamasco Breeders: History of the Bergamasco in the USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
After a year Latria decided that the boys were not so bad and allowed them near her.
Latria sweet as could be, never in coat from allowing the younger females to work with her and play with her.
Latria as sweet as she is, when she sees another dog, goes beserk and barks and carries on so.
www.rarebreed.com /breeders/silver_pastori/latria.html   (258 words)

Whether the image of Christ should be adored with the adoration of "latria"?
Whether Christ's cross should be worshipped with the adoration of "latria"?
Whether the Mother of God should be worshipped with the adoration of "latria"?
truecatholic.bizland.com /Summa/1-TertiaPars25.htm   (83 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Latria is the "worship" and "adoration" allowed to God alone; whereas, dulia and hyperdulia are forms of respect and veneration given to worthy creatures.
While latria is owed to her Son by reason of unity of his divine and human natures in the Person of the Word made flesh, hyperdulia is due to Mary as truly his Mother (cf.
Protestants who make such claims against Catholics, based on observing Catholic practices alone and assuming to comprehend them, might serve themselves, their constituents, and Catholics well by doing a little more research, and by showing a little more charity- and by avoiding the bearing of false witness which is a capital crime in God’s eyes.
www.catholic-convert.com /Portals/57ad7180-c5e7-49f5-b282-c6475cdb7ee7/Documents/MaryAndWorship.doc   (8400 words)

 Veneration of Mary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Adoration, or latria, is the worship reserved to God, who is praised and adored as the Supreme Being, infinitely perfect in every way.
Veneration, or dulia, is the honor given to another person, who deserves such honor for his or her excellence in one area or another.
Hyperdulia, which is a level of veneration given to one whose excellence exceeds that of all others, is given to Mary.
www.catholic-forum.com /members/catholictracts/tract70.html   (1358 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive
Latria refers to the sacrificial worship that is due to God alone.
Through the centuries, however, the line between latria and dulia has become so blurred that those who cross it often do not realize their transgression.
In his Institutes of the Christian Religion, this champion of the Protestant Reformation noted that the "distinction of what is called dulia and latria was invented for the very purpose of permitting divine honors to be paid to angels and dead men with apparent impunity."
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=26933   (1481 words)

 [No title]
Passages of Scripture subversive of the Papistical distinction, and proving that religious worship is due to God alone.
The distinction of what is called dulia and latria was invented for the very purpose of permitting divine honours to be paid to angels and dead men with apparent impunity.
But because it was impossible that a worship connected with religion should not savour somewhat of divine worship, he could not "proskunein" (do obeisance to) the angel without derogating from the glory of God.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-04/cvin1-10.txt   (7204 words)

Pretty as a picture, on the smaller side of the standard and spunky as they come, her surname easily became the Silver Dancer.
Latria then decided that they too were okay, and allowed the boys to touch her.
We are planning our third litter between Fauno and Latria in the fall of 2000.
www.canineworld.com /bsca/history.htm   (1165 words)

 Walter Berschin - 2. Greek Studies North of the Alps
Latria· servitium vel servitus religionis, quae soli deo excibetur; grecum est
Evidence is found not only in the quotation from Gerhoh, but also in a gloss from a still unpublished typological didactic poem (Inc. "Prima luce deum") in Heidelberg Sal.
Duobus nominibus utuntur greci· ubi nos uno· quia quod nos dicimus seruitus dei· ipsi dicunt latria· quod nos humana seruitus· ipsi· dulia· Latria grece· latine dicitur seruitus dei· et inde ydolatria· seruitus idolorum· dulia· seruitus humana.
www.myriobiblos.gr /texts/english/Walter_Berschin_32.html   (2013 words)

 Honor - Latria, Hyperdulia, Dulia & Simple Honor
The first thing that a Catholic philosopher is taught is that he must define all the terms that he uses.
The honor given to God through latria or adoration is the highest honor that can be given.
Only those who have sanctifying grace in their souls are able to give to God an honor (latria) which is supernaturally pleasing to Him.
www.truecatholic.org /pope/honor.htm   (1164 words)

 adoring the wood of the Cross; hunger strike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The adoration that is due to God is termed latria or divine worship.
However, the worship of latria is not directed to the wood, but to our divine Lord.
The veneration that we owe to the Holy Mother of God is called hyperdulia, meaning that it is greater than the veneration owed to all the saints put together, on account of her fullness of grace and perfect holiness.
www.sspx.ca /Angelus/2004_January/Questions.htm   (859 words)

 [No title]
The Papists in opposing this pure doctrine, gain nothing by their distinction of julia and latria.
For it is plain that the worship which Papists pay to saints differs in no respect from the worship of God: for this worship is paid without distinction; only when they are pressed they have recourse to the evasion, that what belongs to God is kept unimpaired, because they leave him latria.
This superstition, to which he gives the name of dulia, he condemns as much as if he had given it the name of latria.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/m.sion/cvin1-10.htm   (7204 words)

 Latria Worship of Eucharist Host by Rand Winburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Catholic Encyclopedia states the following in regard to the consecrated Eucharist host and its relation to the laity.
Through the centuries and ages, the true Christians were killed by Satan's ministers because they refused to latria the Host.
Worship and adoration of the Eucharist is doing service to a god, but not the Lord God.
members.tripod.com /VaAm/Latria.html   (248 words)

 Spero Forum - Baptist, Protestant, and Catholic Discussion - Do Catholics "Worship" Mary?
As the terminology of Christian theology developed, the Greek term latria came to be used to refer to the honor that is due to God alone, and the term dulia came to refer to the honor that is due to human beings, especially those who lived and died in God’s friendship—in other words, the saints.
However, since Mary is a finite creature, the honor she is due is fundamentally different in kind from the latria owed to the infinite Creator.
Another attempt to make clear the difference between the honor due to God and that due to humans has been to use the words adore and adoration to describe the total, consuming reverence due to God and the terms venerate, veneration, and honor to refer to the respect due humans.
www.speroforum.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1089   (2832 words)

 Maurice De La Taille, S. J.
Meantime, be it noted that, just as latria itself has, as we have already seen, a eucharistic and impetratory character, so all sacrifice, in so far as it is symbolical of latreutic devotion, possesses the same twofold signification, as eucharistic and as impetratory.
For just as the man who is without sin, when fulfilling the religious obligation of latria, declares that He is turned to God; so the sinner, turned away from God, contrary to right order, by His sin, must make reparation for the outrage to the divine justice that He is guilty of.
This is the teaching of those theologians who say that the Most High God, the supreme Lord of life and death, could not be perfectly honoured or worshipped without the deprivation of life and the infliction of death, but seeing that this was neither lawful nor becoming, the slaying of an animal was substituted.
www.ewtn.com /library/THEOLOGY/MYOFFAIT.HTM   (18039 words)

 Is Mary Worshiped by Catholics? (The Latria / Dulia Distinction)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The reverence which, according to Orthodox and RC theology, may be paid to the saints, as contrasted with hyperdulia, which may be paid only to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and latria (Gk., latreia), which is reserved for God alone.
As contrasted with dulia, that fullness of Divine worship which may be paid to God alone.
So, as usual, so-called exclusively "Catholic" words are found to have a completely biblical basis, and to follow the distinction even present in the pre-biblical Greek etymology, since the Latin dulia and latria are directly derived from the Greek.
ic.net /~erasmus/RAZ204.HTM   (384 words)

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