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  Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One common myth surrounding the papal tiara suggests that the words Vicarius Filii Dei exist on the side of one of the tiaras.
Another legend of the Vatican is that, buried in the archives beneath St.
The legend of the Jesus documents most likely originated during the reign of Pope Pius XII when a large number of Vatican treasures were sealed in underground vaults in the event that Nazi Germany invaded the Vatican.
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 Talk:Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Others myths and legends can also be added in.
I've most of the information on these myths to their respective articles, to prevent needless duplication.
The two big myths concerning horses were about one Roman Emperor making his horse a senator, and Catherine the Great supposedly suffering a heart attack and dying while performing oral sex on a horse.
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 Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy
Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy - The Vicarius Filii Dei myth
Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy - Pope Joan
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 Pope - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The use of the sedia gestatoria and of the flabella was discontinued by Pope John Paul II, with the former being replaced by the so-called Popemobile.
The Papacy's complex relationship with the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and other secular states, and the Papacy's territorial claims in Italy, are another focal point of these objections; as is the monarchical character of the office of pope.
Some objectors to the papacy occasionally refer to the Catholic Church and its members by the pejorative term papist to point up what they believe to be an inappropriate focus of attention on the office and an improper attribution of certain divine favors ex officio.
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 myth
The term is sometimes used pejoratively in reference to common beliefs of a culture or for the beliefs of a religion to imply that the story is both fanciful and fictional.
One notable genre of myth is the creation myth, a myth which explains how the Universe we observe was created, usually by God or gods.
Another genre of myth is the Trickster myth, a myth explaining events as the result of pranks or tricks played by one of the gods.
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 Pope Joan - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1601, Pope Clement VIII declared the legend of the female Pope to be untrue.
One legend says that Joan was the illegitimate daughter of a former Pope and had a vision from God that she should succeed her father and become Pope.
The legend of Pope Joan was initially discredited by David Blondel, a mid-17th century Protestant historian, who suggested that Pope Joan's tale may have originated in a satire against Pope John XI, who upon his death was in his early 20s.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pope Joan
Pope Joan is regarded by historians as a myth, possibly originating as an anti-papal satire which gained a degree of plausibility due to certain genuine elements related in the story.
The earliest extant "legend" of a female pope is contained in a chronicle by her contemporary Anastasius Bibliothecarius ("the Librarian"), an excellent Greek scholar and translator who was made the cardinal priest of St. Marcella's (or St. Marco's) in 847 or 848.
The myth of Pope Joan was discredited by David Blondel, a mid-17th century Protestant historian, who suggested that Pope Joan's legend may have originated in a satire against Pope John XI, who upon his death was in his early 20s.
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 pope - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The office of the Pope is informally called the Papacy and formally called the Pontificate; his ecclesiastical jurisdiction is called the Holy See (Sancta Sedes).
Some non-Catholic Christian communities, such as the Assyrian Church of the East, the Oriental Orthodox Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion, accept the doctrine of Apostolic Succession, and therefore accept (to varying extents) the claim that the Pope as successor to St.
These denominations vary from simply not accepting the Pope's authority as legitimate and valid, to believing that the Pope is the Antichrist or one of the beasts spoken of in the Book of Revelation.
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 Pope Joan - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
According to medieval legend, Pope Joan was a female pope who reigned from 855 to 858.
Pope Joan is generally regarded by historians as a myth, possibly originating as an anti-papal satire which gained a degree of plausibility due to certain genuine elements related in the story.
The myth of Pope Joan was discredited by David Blondel, a mid-17th century Protestant historian, who suggested that Pope Joan's legend may have originated in a satire against Pope John XI.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Pope
Early bishops of Rome were designated "vicar (representative) of Peter"; for later Popes the more authoritative "vicar of Christ" was substituted; this designation was first used by the Roman Synod of AD 495 to refer to Pope Gelasius I, an originator of papal supremacy among the patriarchs.
In some quarters, it is felt that Benedict's election as pope is further evidence that the papacy is moving away from being an Italian-dominated institution.
One of the most familiar (and now discontinued) trappings of the Papacy was the sedia gestatoria, a mobile throne or armchair carried by twelve footmen (palafrenieri) in red uniforms, accompanied by two attendants bearing flabella (fans made of white ostrich-feathers).
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 Pope - Gurupedia
In addition to this spiritual rôle, the Pope is also quasi-absolute monarch of the independent, sovereign State of the Vatican City, a literal city-state entirely surrounded by the city of Rome.
Isaiah xxii: 22) and is in many ways the quintessential symbol of the Papacy as an institution and of its central rôle within the Catholic Church.
Oriental Orthodox Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion, accept the doctrine of Apostolic Succession, and therefore accept (to varying extents) the claim that the Pope as successor to St.
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 Pope - About Pope - KnowledgeIsFun.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In addition to this spiritual role, the Pope is also quasi-absolute monarch of the independent, sovereign State of the Vatican City, a literal city-state entirely surrounded by the city of Rome.
The most famous symbol of the Papacy is almost certainly the triregnum (a thrice-crowned hat), also called the "tiara" or "triple crown"; recent Popes have not, however, worn the triregnum and have instead chosen to wear the episcopal mitre (an erect cloth hat).
Some non-Catholic Christian denominations, such as the Assyrian Church of the East, the Oriental Orthodox Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion, accept the doctrine of Apostolic Succession, and therefore accept (to varying extents) the claim that the Pope as successor to St.
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 Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A woman was once elected pope, and that because of this, subsequent popes underwent an examination to ascertain their gender.
One common myth surrounding the papal tiara, particularly coming from Seventh-day Adventists, involves the claim that the words Vicarius Filii Dei exist on the side of one of the tiaras.
Protestant historian David Blondel conclusively proved that the 'Pope Joan' story is a myth in a seventeenth century study.
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 Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This myth is believed by many conservative Seventh-day Adventist church members, but is now contrary to the official belief of that church (although it once was).
This claim has been made by some conservative Protestant sects who believe that the Pope, as head of the Roman Catholic Church (in their cosmology, the Whore of Babylon), is the Antichrist.
As a consequence, popes throughout the mediaeval period were (supposedly) required to undergo a procedure wherein they sat on a special chair with a hole in the seat.
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 Pope John XX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hence, Pope John XX doesn't exist, having been skipped over in the enumeration of popes, and as the enumeration is now firmly established, it is unlikely that any attempt at rectification will be made.
Some have used this discontinuity in numbering as "evidence" that there was a Pope Joan: see myths and legends surrounding the Papacy.
In the humorous fantasy novel Jurgen, by James Branch Cabell, the protagonist learns of this omission.
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 Pope
The Pope is the Catholic bishop and patriarch of Rome, and ex officio supreme spiritual leader of what might be called the Catholic Communion (that is, the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches; note that the name within the communion is simply "the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church").
In addition to this spiritual role, the Pope is also quasi-absolute monarch of the independent, sovereign State of the Vatican City, a city-state entirely surrounded by the city of Rome.
Pope is derived from the Greek word pappas, "father", and was originally used in an affectionate sense of any priest or bishop (in the exact same way that modern priests are addressed as "Father").
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 wikien.info: Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In addition to this spiritual role, the Pope is also head of the independent, sovereign State of the Vatican City, a city-state entirely surrounded by the city of Rome.
Prior to 1870, the Pope's temporal authority extended over a large area of central Italy, a territory formally known as the "Patrimony of St Peter" under the terms of the Donation of Constantine, but more familiar as the Papal States.
Jesus's definition of Petrine authority ("whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven") established two jurisdictions, Heaven and Earth; the silver and gold keys are said to represent these two jurisdictions.
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 :::► Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net ◄:::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Early bishops of Rome were designated '''vicar (representative) of Peter'''; for later popes the more authoritative '''vicar of Christ''' was substituted; this designation was first used by the Roman Synod of 495 AD 495 to refer to Pope Gelasius I, an originator of papal supremacy among the patriarchs.
As such, between 1309 and 1378 the popes lived in Avignon (the Avignon Papacy), a period often called the Babylonian Captivity in allusion to the Bible Biblical exile of Israel.
The Papacy's complex relationship with the Roman Empire Roman and Byzantine Empires, and other secular states, and the Papacy's territorial claims in Italy, are another focal point of these objections; as is the monarchical character of the office of pope.
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 Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Starting from 1870, "Patriarch of the West" was also one of the pope's formal titles, but on March 1, 2006 the Vatican announced that it would no longer be used.
It is generally accepted amongst most Catholic and non-Catholic historians that the institution of the papacy with all associated authorities and practices did not arise immediately with the traditional arrival of Peter in Rome ca.
The dogmas and traditions of the Roman Catholic church teach that the institution of the papacy was first mandated by the Biblical passage, "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it" (Matt.
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 POPE FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The office of the pope is called the Papacy; his ecclesiastical jurisdiction is called the Holy See (''Sancta Sedes'').
Some non-Catholic Christian communities, such as the Assyrian Church of the East, the Oriental Orthodox Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion, accept the doctrine of Apostolic Succession, and therefore accept (to varying extents) the papal claims to primacy of honour.
Other non-Catholic Christian denominations do not accept the doctrine of Apostolic Succession, or do not understand it in hierarchical terms, and therefore do not accept the claim that the pope is heir either to Petrine primacy of honour or to Petrine primacy of jurisdiction or they reject both claims of honor or jurisdiction as unscriptural.
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 Science Fair Projects - Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy
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A woman—Pope Joan was once elected pope, and that because of this, subsequent popes underwent an examination to ascertain their sex.
As a consequence, popes throughout the mediaeval period were (supposedly) required to undergo a procedure whereby they sat on a special chair with a hole in the seat.
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 Pope explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Isaiah xxii: 22) and is in many ways the quintessential symbol of the Papacy as an institution and of its central role within the Catholic Church.
While being carried in the sedia gestatoria the Pope frequently wore a long cloak or mantle (called a cope) which flowed from his shoulders over the sides of the throne.
For instance, some argue that claimed successors to St. Peter, like Popes Alexander VI and Callixtus III from the Borgia family, were so corrupt as to be unfit to wield power to bind and loose on Earth or in Heaven.
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 Holy Father Benedict 16 :: Pope Benedict XVI :: Joseph Ratzinger
In canon law, the Roman Catholic Pope is referred to as the "Roman Pontiff" (Pontifex Romanus).
Therefore, all those that willingly separate themselves from the Catholic Church have no hopes of salvation (this dogma is summarized by the Latin phrase "extra Ecclesiam nullus salus", or "outside the Church exists no salvation").
Endtime Issues Newsletters by Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi (http://www.biblicalperspectives.com/endtimeissues) The Papacy: Retrospect and Prospect: Part I Revelation 17 and the Papacy, The Future of the Papacy, The Legacy of Pope John Paul II
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 papacy - OneLook Dictionary Search
Papacy : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
PAPACY : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Phrases that include papacy: avignon papacy, evolution and the papacy, myths and legends surrounding the papacy
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 Joe Flatley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Because no number is assigned to Petrus Romanus, any number of popes could intervene between these two popes.
There is also possibility that these additional popes might be considered antipopes, which could justify their omission in St. Malachy's eyes.
See also: Myths and legends surrounding the Papacy.
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 surrounding - OneLook Dictionary Search
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "surrounding" is defined.
Surrounding : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
surrounding : Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
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 Rattapallax Reading--Marilyn Hacker & Beatrix Gates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy.
Papacy's territorial claims in Italy, Either to Petrine primacy of honour or to Petrine primacy of jurisdiction.
Apostolic Succession athletics@niu.edu the Pope is heir either to Petrine primacy of honour or to Petrine primacy of jurisdiction; are another focal point of these objections Other Web Sites of Dr. Dominguez with the Roman and Byzantine Empires dbersier@cfa.harvard.edu Christian denominations do not accept the doctrine of Apostolic Succession rdonahue@cfa.harvard.edu
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