Virgin Birth of Jesus

Virgin Birth of Jesus The virgin birth of Jesus is the doctrine that Jesus was conceived and born by his mother Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit and without the agency of a human father.[1] The idea is found only in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.[2] It is enshrined in the Nicene Creed (“incarnate of the Virgin Mary”) and...

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception In Christian theology, the Immaculate Conception is the conception of the Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son Jesus. The Catholic Church teaches that God acted upon Mary in the first moment of her conception, keeping her “immaculate”.[1][2] The Immaculate Conception is commonly confused with the virgin birth of Jesus, the latter...

Virgin Mary

Marian Feast Days

Marian Feast Days Marian feast days are specific holy days of the liturgical year recognized by Christians as significant Marian days for the celebration of events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her veneration. The number of Marian feasts celebrated, their names (and at times dates) can vary among Christian denominations. History and development Early history The earliest feasts...

Assumption of Mary

Assumption of Mary The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (often shortened to the Assumption) is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy,[3] the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and...

Titles Of Mary

Titles of Mary All of these titles refer to the same individual named Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ (in the New Testament) and are used variably by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and some Anglicans. (Note: Mary Magdalene, Mary of Clopas, and Mary Salome are different individuals from Mary, mother of Jesus.) Many of the titles given to...

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