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Christianity is utterly incoherent without Original sin (Jesus saved us! From what?). Ancestral sin is Original sin. Ancestral sin is the sin of the ancestors, as the Original sin is a sin from our origins (it can also be understood as the origin of sin itself too though). Some Orthodox think that Catholics believe that all unbaptised humans are guilty of ...
I'm a Catholic, so I guess you can take my words with a grain of salt, but I think the defining feature of Christian meditation is the focus on God through Grace. From my point of view, the physical techniques that the, say, Buddhists use are not wrong per se, but rather are just things humans can do to help them contemplate something. Since Buddhists and ...
Protestants are those who protest the Catholic Church In course of time the original connotation of "no toleration for Catholics" was lost sight of, and the term is now applied to, and accepted by, members of those Western Churches and sects which, in the sixteenth century, were set up by the Reformers in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. The ...
Are the Marian Doctrines explicitly mentioned in the Bible? The answer is "no". It is worth remembering, however, that every Christian believes something not explicitly mentioned in the Bible. We are thus brought to the interrelated questions of authority and interpretation. In other words, we must ask: Who has the ultimate authority to interpret ...
I propose the term Ancient-rite Christians for what you are seeking. This term does not appear to be in current usage and while it may be obvious for some people what it refers to, that presents problems that are perhaps simply best avoided by just continuing to use "Catholics and Orthodox".
Orthodox Christian is the closest I can think of, but wouldnt necessarily include Catholics. Orthodox Christians differ from Protestants in a number of ways including Salvation. http://christianityinview.com/comparison.html
No oriental church worships the Blessed Virgin Mary. God alone is worthy of worship. Blessed Virgin Mary, like all other saints, is only venerated. As for the divisions, they are the results of egoistic interpretation of the scriptures, placing of one's forefathers above Christ Himself, and above all, the greed for securing a strong followership.
It's culturally encouraged. But has no religious rite attached to it. Source: Uncircumcised coptic deacon
There is no obvious basis for the Assumption of Mary in the Bible. Mary is mentioned a few times outside the birth narratives of Luke and Matthew: Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary... (Mark 6:3) Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not his mother named Mary ... (Matthew 13:55) Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother ... (John 19:25) ...
There is no Biblical basis to the Assumption of Mary. the Bible seems to be silent about it, and even the early fathers of the Church say nothing about it. It was an apocryphal belief established in the 4th century, and later added to Catholic canon in the 1950's. Although the Assumption (Latin: assumptio, "a taking") was only relatively ...
St. Robert Bellarmine's De Romano Pontifice (On the Roman Pontiff), recently translated into English for the first time, treats the question "Should the Ecclesiastical Government be a Monarchy?" in book 1, chapters 5 through 9: The Second Question is Proposed; Should the Ecclesiastical Government be a Monarchy? That the Government of the Church Should ...
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