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"…pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death" has to do with asking for final perseverance, "the preservation of the state of grace till the end of life."
The point of this passage is that the petitioner is asking for Mary, Theotokos, to pray to her Son, Jesus Christ, to assist them at that time, and at their death. It is hoped that her prayer and support will assist with the life of the petitioner, and assist them with grace to meet the Lord with final perseverance and strength. While the process of death ...
It simply means that Mary is blessed not only for bearing the flesh of Christ, but most of all because she heard the word of God and obeyed it. "Mary is more blessed in receiving the faith of Christ, than in conceiving the flesh of Christ. ... For his brothers, his relatives according to the flesh who did not believe in him, of what advantage is that ...
The Greek goddess Demeter also wore a headscarf. And so did Hera. And so did Aveta (a gallic goddess) Were they muslims?
Headscarves are not solely Muslim. The Bible talks about head coverings in a time when Islam did not exist. Our depictions of Mary and Jesus don't date from biblical times - the earliest date from medieval times. We don't know for a fact whether Jesus had a beard or Mary wore a head covering (though it is likely, since she lived in place where most people ...
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