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An infancy gospel describing the birth of the Virgin Mary, her betrothal to Joseph, and the birth of Christ. Also know as the (Infancy) Gospel of James.

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What is the "head-band" Judith gives to Anna in the Protoevangelium of James?

In the second paragraph of the Protoevangelium of James, Anna is mourning her barrenness when her maid-servant approaches her and offers her a "head-band:" I shall bewail my widowhood; I shall ...
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What are the main reasons of EOC for why the Protoevangelium of James was not to be included in the canon?

What are the main reasons of Eastern Orthodox Church for why the Protoevangelium of James was not to be included in the canon? I was looking for a resource stating those reasons, but couldn't find. ...
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What is the origin of the Orthodox belief that Sts. Joseph and Mary were betrothed but not married?

The Orthodox refer to St Joseph as Joseph the Betrothed. They assert that he and the Virgin Mary were betrothed, but never married. This differs from the Catholic and Protestant belief that they were ...
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