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  Perpetual virginity of Mary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The perpetual virginity of Mary is a doctrine of faith of Roman and Eastern Orthodox Catholic Christianity, as well of Islam, stating that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained an actual virgin, implying both "virginal disposition" and "physical integrity", before, during, and after the birth of Jesus, and thus is titled ever-Virgin (in Greek ἀειπάρθενος).
Mary's perpetual virginity is also a doctrine of Islam, stated in the Qur'an.
The teaching of Jovinian, that as a virgin Mary conceived, but that the act of childbirth ended her physical virginity was rejected at a synod at Milan (390), presided over by Ambrose, which recalled the Apostles' Creed, "born of the Virgin Mary".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perpetual_Virginity_of_Mary   (1809 words)

 Mary Worship
It is notable that John, who took Mary into his home after Jesus was crucified, does not mention her in his epistles, and he only mentions her on two occasions in his Gospel (the wedding at Cana and the crucifixion of Jesus).
The Assumption of Mary was officially declared to be a dogma of the Roman Catholic faith in 1950.
The early Church clearly considered the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary to be a heresy worthy of condemnation.
www.catholicconcerns.com /MaryWorship.html   (7215 words)

 Article: Mary Worship? A Study of Catholic Practice and Doctrine
Pope Benedict XV said of Mary that “[O]ne can justly say that with Christ, she herself redeemed mankind.” [10] Pope Pius IX said, “Our salvation is based upon the holy Virgin...
“Perpetual Virginity” (Jesus' brothers and sisters are considered to be cousins).
Mary, my mother!” One year later, the Pope made a pilgrimage to Fatima to thank Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life and to consecrate the entire human race to her.
www.bereanbeacon.org /articles/mary_worship.htm   (7316 words)

 The Alleged Perpetual Virginity of Mary : Christian Courier
The Roman Catholic Church alleges that Mary’s parents presented her in the temple when she was but three years old, and that “the child herself mounted the Temple steps, and that she made her vow of virginity on this occasion” (Maas, 464F).
This theory of Mary’s “perpetual virginity” became official dogma at the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451, and thus is binding upon both the Greek and Roman segments of the Church (Pelikan, 14.1000).
Alexander Hislop has shown a remarkable concurrence between the Vestal Virgins of pagan Rome, and the propensity for virginity that evolved in the digressive church of the post-apostolic period (Hislop, 223, 236-238, 250).
www.christiancourier.com /feature/2003_january.htm   (1543 words)

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The implication clearly is that ultimately, they “came together.” H.L. Ellison comments that the construction is “incompatible with the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary” (1188).
Terry notes: “It is an old and oft-repeated hermeneutical principle that words should be understood in their literal sense unless such literal interpretation involves a manifest contradiction or absurdity” (159).
The alleged perpetual celibate state of Joseph and Mary’s relationship is contrary to the divine ideal.
www.christianinformation.com /catholic.htm   (1356 words)

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Calls herself "the handmaid of the Lord." The Pope officially gave Mary the title "Queen of Heaven" and established a feast day honoring Mary, Queen of Heaven.
Knew she needed a savior: "And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my saviour." (Luke 1:47) "Immaculate Conception" (Mary was conceived sinless, without original sin) and "All-Holy" (Mary lived a sinless life).
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death." Plus there are some other traditional prayers at the beginning of the Rosary, including the "Hail Holy Queen".
www.sounddoctrine.com /collins_mary.htm   (7747 words)

 MARY WORSHIP? A Study of Catholic Practice and Doctrine
A lay movement called “Vox Populi” (“Voice of the People”) gathers signed petitions to send to the Pope, seeking to have him officially declare that Mary is Co‑Redemptrix.
My sources for this section are the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which has numbered paragraphs.
In Luke 1:46-47, Mary said: “My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." Mary knew that she needed a savior.
www.biblebelievers.com /bennett/bennett_mary-worship.html   (7290 words)

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