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You may have answered your question with your own statement: Of course, the Gospels do not explicitly name any place where Jesus and his disciples spent time away from public view. Had the Holy Spirit wanted the gospel writers to include the name of such a hiding place, he would have inspired them to name it. Since the Spirit did not, however, no such ...


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What do Catholic traditions say was the real name of St. Thomas? Saint Thomas the Apostle (also known as Judas Thomas or Didymus, meaning "Twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus who is best known for doubting the resurrection of Jesus and demanding to feel Jesus' wounds before being convinced (John 20:24-29). This story is the origin of the ...


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Is there any Christian teaching as to where Adam and Eve were sent after their fall from the Garden of Eden? The short answer: Not officially anyway, but for some tradition says otherwise! For example the Catholic Church has no official teachings on this matter. But in the Revelations of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, she mentions that Adam and Eve were ...


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Is there mentioned any exact location where Adam and eve have been sent? No. And for good reason; the Flood caused massive, catastrophic changes to the world, such that any such information would be meaningless post-Flood. If one accepts Genesis, then, the question is pointless, because, while the answer might be interesting from a standpoint of pure ...


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The closest thing I have seen to a biblical basis for this tradition is the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke 18: 13 “But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner! I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than ...


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Scientists say that we receive 90 percent of the material of perception through the eyes. Closing of the eyes means we are allowing the other senses, like hearing, to work better. When one wants to concentrate on what is already inside one's brain say, spiritual thoughts, the closing of all senses to the external world of perception does tremendous help. But ...


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It should be noted the current-day posture differs from the early Christian one: The traditional posture of prayer in medieval Europe is kneeling or supine with clasped hands, in antiquity more typically with raised hands. The early Christian prayer posture was standing, looking up to heaven, with outspread arms and bare head. This is the pre-Christian, ...


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Origin of closing one's eyes during prayer The origins of closing one’s eye during prayer are unknown. No one is obliged to close their eyes during prayer. It is not so much a tradition as much as it is a religious custom. In the Bible, there are descriptions of prayers made standing, sitting, kneeling or with arms raised, yet there aren't any verses that ...


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Closing the eyes in prayer is for the same reason as one may fast in association with prayer. It is to detach oneself from the things of this world, from the things of the flesh and from the things that can be seen. But, like fasting, it is purely voluntary. There are no 'instructions' as to when to pray, or how often to pray anywhere in the bible (only ...


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No, according to St. Jerome, Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary: Against Helvidius c. 4: There was no obstetrician there, there were no sedulous women attendants. … She "wrapped Him up in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger." [Lk. 2:7]”Nulla ibi obstetrix, nulla muliercularum sedulitas intercessit.… Pannis, inquit, involvit infantem et ...


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The idea of "no pain in birth" sources generally to the Infancy Gospel of James. And to those like Marcion, Valentinus, Apelles, and others who taught various ideas about Jesus' flesh. These were the docetists. Here's the Infancy Gospel of James. [19]Then said Salome: As the Lord my God liveth, unless I thrust in my finger, and search the parts, ...


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