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Mary (the mother of Jesus)

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Is the Eastern Orthodox opposition to the Immaculate Conception an innovation?

This question of mine springs from reading this article (Orthodoxy and the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception) referenced in this answer to this Christianity SE question: What is the Catholic ...
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Did St. Augustine believe that Ezekiel 44:1-2 is a prophecy of Mary's perpetual virginity?

According to Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, Ezekiel 44:1-2 And he brought me back to the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary, which looked towards the east: and it was shut. And the ...
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Technical Nestorianism and quasi-Incarnational Mariology

But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [Luke 1:43, NIV] A secondary question in the Chalcedonian/Nestorian debate was whether it was more fitting to refer to Mary as ...
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What is the role of Mary the Mother of God in the Temple of God?

Revelation 11:19-12:1 shows that Mary is in the Temple. What is her role here? Is it similar to the Old Ark of the Covenant, or is she there interceding to her Son?
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What is the biblical basis for Mary being the ark of the new covenant?

Both Orthodox and Catholic Christians believe and affirm that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the ark of the new covenant, but is there a scriptural basis for this and if so where do we see this in the Old ...
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What is the significance of Infant Jesus' sandal hanging from his foot in the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

The Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help has a remarkable feature in that one of the sandals of Infant Jesus hangs in suspension as if on a sling. The drawing, sometimes attributed to St Luke, seems to ...
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What are the biblical references and Catholic Church teachings that supported the phrase "Mary is God's dream"?

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (whose beatification has been delayed) had written a book titled "The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God" and citing "Mary as God's Dream". What are the scripture ...
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Why does the Catholic Church hold Mary's virginity and the absence of brothers against the historians?

Jesus does not have a brother in the catholic tradition, his mother Mary is a perpetual virgin, which can hardly be compatible with having several children. Yet in his epistle to the Galatians (1, 19)...
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