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Do any Christian traditions exist as to what type of animal skin did God clothe Adam and Eve with? The short answer is no. Some individual Christians seem to believe that the skins may have been lambs or goats (sackcloth), etc. But that is a far as it goes. That said there are some Christians and even Jews that think that before the fall Adam and Eve were ...


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I have yet to find any satisfactory 'tradition' which adequately explains the absence of designation of the actual animal used by God in this instance. There is a lot of conjecture expressed about the matter but none that I have yet found to be accurate, only superstitious. The traditions which I have found all attempt to improvise on what is not actually ...


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According to Catholicism, How would Jesus have addressed St. Joseph? Neither the Scriptures nor tradition provides any record of Jesus addressing Joseph in any way, and the only recorded uses of “Father” by Jesus are in reference to God the Father. Jesus spoke of God the Father as “My Father” and He spoke to others about God as “your Father” but nowhere in ...


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I do not know if you have done this, but it is unfortunately common to read the Bible through the glasses of modern language and culture. This is too often a mistake. From Frederic W. Farrar,1 The Life of Christ (Dutton, New York, 1893) concerning John 2:4we read: "Woman, what have I to do with thee?" The words at first sound harsh, and almost repellent ...


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"Joseph, son of David" is how "the Angel of the Lord"* addressed him in Matt. 1:20. *traditionally understood to be St. Gabriel Angels are messengers / ambassadors of God, and it would be inconceivable that such an angel would address St. Joseph differently than how God (=Jesus) wanted him to address him.


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Why does the pope not wear a biretta? It not only is not part of the Roman Catholic tradition, it would be at odds with the traditions of the Norbertines or White Canons who actually wear a white biretta. The biretta may be used by all ranks of the Latin clergy cardinals and other bishops to priests, deacons, and even seminarians (who are not clergy, ...


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Clerical dress distinguishs clerics from laymen and indicates rank among clerics. Clerical Dress and Insignia of the Roman Catholic Church, ch. 7 "Biretta", p. 64 by Henry McCloud: Pope The pope never wears a biretta. He always wears the skullcap which is made of white silk. The Holy Father never removes his skullcap except at the more colemn parts ...


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