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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 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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