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Veneration may produce also respect for titles, rank, and power ; for a long line of ancestry, or mere wealth : and it frequently manifests itself in one or other of these forms, when it does not appear in religious fervour.
Veneration is one ingredient in the love of old coins, and in the tendency generally to antiquarianism.
I have found Veneration large in the head of the genuine Tory-in him who really delights in contemplating kings and nobles, and who regards them as invested with a degree of sanctity by being able to trace their descent through a long line of ancestry, and by the possession of hereditary authority.
pages.britishlibrary.net /phrenology/system/veneration.htm   (3876 words)

 Veneration of the Virgin Mary
The "blessing" or veneration of the Most Holy and blessed Virgin is expressed in the Church of Christ on earth, in the first instance, by hymns and readings, praising and glorifying her in the divine services.
The Veneration of the Saints as a Foundation for the Veneration of the Virgin Mary
Veneration of the All-holy Virgin is the preeminent confession of the unity of the Church, as the heavenly-earthly body of Christ and of one's own communion with the heavenly Kingdom.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /general/veneration_mary.aspx   (16053 words)

 What is Devotion to Mary?
Veneration, known as dulia in classical theology, is the honor due to the excellence of a created person.
This is analogous to the veneration of saints.
This [veneration of Mary], as it has always existed in the Church, for all its uniqueness, differs essentially from the [worship] of adoration, which is offered equally to the Incarnate Word and to the Father and to the Holy Spirit, and it is most favorable to it.
www.chnetwork.org /journals/mary/mary_4.htm   (986 words)

 Veneration - OrthodoxWiki
Veneration is distinct from worship, for worship is a total giving over of the self to be united with God, while veneration is showing delight for what God has done.
Veneration is part of worship to the Orthodox faithful, but they show love and respect to more than the God they worship.
The reverence and veneration shown to icons, however, is not directed to mere paint, wood, or stones, but towards the saints depicted.
orthodoxwiki.org /Veneration   (445 words)

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In Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, veneration is the act of honoring someone, and through them honoring God who made them and in whose image they are made.
This is often shown outwardly in the form of respectful bowing before a saint's icon or relics, usually while making the sign of the cross; kissing an icon or relic, or exchanging the "kiss of peace" with another person in some fashion; or any other culturally appropriate way of showing honor and respect.
Proponents of veneration do not consider this behavior to be idolatry.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ve/Veneration.html   (165 words)

 Phrenology - Veneration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Veneration describes the higher aspirations of a subject, the quest for higher values, the quest beyond terrestral existence.
It calls forth noble aspirations and provides a channel through which man may climb to the heights of sublime thought, realising that within himself and throughout every aspect of life, whether mineral, vegetal, animal or human, this divine creative power or spirit, which we call the life-force, is the only animating and universal power.
Veneration is located on top of the skull, between Firmness and Benevolence.
www.phrenology.org /veneration.html   (151 words)

 Byzantines.net - Veneration of Icons in the Byzantine Rite
Unfortunately, due to the iconoclasm (violent opposition against the veneration of icons and sacred objects) of the eighth and ninth centuries, almost all primitive icons were destroyed.
The Fathers explained that the veneration of icons, theologically, was based on the mystery of incarnation, since in the person of Jesus Christ we received revelation not only of the "Word of God" (Jn.
We venerate Your sacred image, O gracious Lord, and we beg forgiveness of our sins, O Christ our God; for in Your body You voluntarily deigned to ascend the cross, to deliver from the bondage of enemy those whom You have created.
www.byzantines.net /moreinfo/venerateIcons.htm   (1625 words)

 Veneration of the Mother of God
VENERATION OF The Orthodox world, especially the Russian Orthodox world, venerates the Virgin Mary and prayerfully calls on Her help.
In other words, the veneration of the Mother of God in Orthodoxy -- is of its innermost essence, inseparable from it, and to a remarkable degree -- definitive of it.
Such in general is the voice of the Church, relating to the veneration of the Mother of God.
www.berdyaev.com /skobtsova/veneratio_Bogomater.html   (5935 words)

 Veneration of Images
On the other hand, the place of honour they give to their symbols and pictures, the care with which they decorate them argue that they treated representations of their most sacred beliefs with at least decent reverence.
It is from this reverence that the whole tradition of venerating holy images gradually and naturally developed.
From this adoration the council distinguishes respect and honourable reverence (aspasmos kai timetike proskynesis) such as may be paid to any venerable or great person-the emperor, patriarch, and so on.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/i/images,veneration_of.html   (8090 words)

 Latria (Worship), Dulia (Honor), and Veneration of the Saints by Raymond Cote
Of course veneration of saints is in a religious context.
Veneration of the Ark of the Covenant was in a religious context.
Venerating the saints does not detract from the glory given to God, since whatever good they possess is a gift from his bounty.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/a97.htm   (8991 words)

Venerating our ancestors is not an act of worship; after all, they are not gods.
Veneration is another way by which we can invite their help and thank them for it.
However, ancestor veneration is not unique to my religion; it shares a widespread connection with many cultures and traditions throughout the world, both past and present.
www.senytmenu.org /ancestors.htm   (2593 words)

 Veneration of the Image
Christ demanded public veneration of the Image of Mercy, in churches, and not only in the private dwellings of the laity, priests or religious.
Given that Jesus desired that the Image be solemnly consecrated (blessed) and venerated by the faithful in church, and not beyond the enclosure, one can presume that He expects signs of veneration for this Image similar to the veneration given to other paintings in churches, chapels, and private homes.
Since this second function of the Image is often forgotten, and the veneration alone without deeds of mercy is not the Devotion required by Christ, worshipers of Mercy should conform to Christ's demand so that they let no day pass without performing at least one act of mercy: by deed, word, or prayer.
www.mercyimages.com /veneration2.htm   (921 words)

 Alibris: Veneration
Angel Veneration and Christology: A Study in Early Judaism and in the Christology of the Apocalypse of John
Veneration for valour; an assessment of the veterans charter; its impact on Canadian veterans and on Canada as a whole.
Veneration of the Ancient Egyptians for the Scarabaeus
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 Veneration of the Saints
Veneration of the Saints: Solemn Doctrine or Ludicrous Heresy?
As most of you already know, veneration of the saints is an originally Catholic belief, and is severely rejected by most Protestants.
Catholics would be quick to tell the Protestant that they venerate the saints, asking the saints to pray for them, and may honor the saints in the process-- but they do not worship the saints.
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 Veneration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catholic theology also includes the term hyperdulia for the type of veneration specifically paid to Mary, mother of Jesus, in Catholic tradition.
In Protestantism, and other monotheistic religions such as Islam and Judaism, veneration is considered to amount to the heresy of idolatry, and the related practice of canonization amounts to the heresy of apotheosis.
Likewise, Islam also condemns any veneration of icons but in many Islamic traditions, such as in North Africa, have and continue to venerate deceased individuals who are recognized as saints.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Veneration   (490 words)

 The Orthodox Veneration of Mary the Birthgiver of God
To strike a blow at Her veneration means to strike Christianity at the root, to destroy it in its very foundation.
The Council of Ephesus is rightly venerated as Ecumenical, on the same level as the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople which preceded it.
No persecutions against those who venerated the Mother of God and all that is bound up with the memory of Her could lessen the love of Christians for their Intercessor.
www.ortodoks.dk /On_Orthodox_Veneration_of_the_Mary.htm   (10662 words)

 Ancestor veneration in Africa
In many African societies ancestral veneration is one of the central and basic traditional and even contemporary forms of cult.
As is indicated by the title, this essay intends to expose briefly the main features of that type of veneration in fl Africa, South of the Sahara.
Hence, before exposing the main features of ancestral veneration, it is useful to give first a brief survey of the African traditional worldview, in the light of which the former will and should be envisaged.
www.afrikaworld.net /afrel/nyamiti.htm   (2431 words)

 New Catholic Dictionary: veneration of images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Their representative character, on account of which the thing is lost sight of in the recollection of the person represented, leads naturally to bestowing upon the image the marks of reverence and love we would bestow upon the person himself were he present.
Saint Basil (379) enunciated the principle: We must distinguish between absolute and relative veneration; that paid to images is relative, i.e., it refers to the original.
It declared the practise of the faithful and of the Church legitimate.
www.catholic-forum.com /saintS/ncd04119.htm   (259 words)

 Mary, Help of Christians: Part I: The Veneration and Invocation of the Saints and the Efficacy of Prayer: Chapter 1: ...
The Church therefore teaches, first, that it is right and pleasing to God to venerate the saints and to invoke their intercession; and second, that it is useful and profitable to enternal salvation for us to do so.
The veneration of the saints is not only in full accord with the demands of reason, but we are, moreover, enjoined explicitly by Holy Scripture to venerate the memory of the holy patriarchs and prophets: Let us now praise men of renown, and our fathers in their generation" (Ecclesiasticus 44:1).
A veneration which contents itself with honoring the saints without imitating their virtues is similar to a tree that produces leaves and blossoms, but bears no fruit.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/mhc1001.htm   (1138 words)

 Shroud of Turin - What is the meaning of veneration?
The Catholic approach to the Shroud has always been that the image should be "venerated" as an example of Christ's suffering.
This is obviously wrong and is not the meaning of veneration.
The true art of veneration is going beyond the visible to the invisible.
www.shroud2000.com /Veneration.html   (1963 words)

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 Exposition on the Catholic Christian History of Veneration of Images
is that since we cannot be convinced of any liberty for invoking the saints and paying religious veneration to them, we conceive that the argument lies strongly against giving relative veneration or religious respect to their images.
And for a further declaration of our sentiments upon this matter, we willingly acknowledge that the use of pictures in churches is not only lawful, but may be serviceable for representing the history of the saints, for refreshing the memory, and for warming the devotion of the people.
The iconoclastic objection and opposition to veneration of images is as silly as saying that a person raising their hands towards God in worship and praise during church is worshiping the ceiling.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/a121.htm   (4324 words)

 Ancestor worship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ancestor worship is a religious practice based on the belief that deceased family members have a continued existence, take an interest in the affairs of the world, and possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living.
While far from universal, ancestor worship or ancestor veneration occurs in societies with every degree of social, political, and technological complexity, and it remains an important component of various religious practices in modern times.
It is in that sense that the translation "ancestor veneration" may convey a more accurate sense of what practitioners, such as the Chinese and other Confucian-influenced societies, see themselves as doing.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Ancestor_worship   (944 words)

 Saint Veneration among the Jews in Morocco - Issachaer Ben-Ami
Saint Veneration among the Jews in Morocco - Issachaer Ben-Ami
The Hebrew edition, published by Magnes Press in 1984, has become a standard classic in the study of the history, culture, and religious practices of Moroccan Jewry.
Saint Veneration Among the Jews in Morocco assures us that the memory of these saints and of their devoted followers will be kept alive.
wsupress.wayne.edu /judaica/folklore/benamisvjm.htm   (222 words)

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