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Mother of Jesus. Was Mary sinless?

About the Blessed Virgin Mary, we know that the Birth of the Son of God from the Virgin took into account the inability of human immanence to maintain itself by itself, to break up the closed horizon of the human subject to repetition and death, to frame all those who are born of Christ by grace in the line of those born of God.

The Virgin Mary is considered to be the Mother of Jesus. The Person who is born of the Virgin Mary is identical with the Person of the divine Word. The Virgin Mary is the Begetter of Jesus, for this implies the confession that the One who was born of her is not a human person distinct from the divine, but the Son of God Himself was born of her, according to His human nature. We do not know from biblical sources how many sins He committed, but we do know from apocryphal sources that the Virgin Mary was without worldly sin. From the Virgin Mary is born the Son of God Himself, as a person of human nature. To reject this quality of the Virgin Mary is to reject the incarnation of the Son of God.

The Virgin Mary is at the center of the Church’s devotional life, both personal and communal. She is also at the very center of the Church’s dogmatic beliefs as an inseparable part of the Christian faith that God became man.

Is Mary Magdalene the mother of Jesus?

Mary Magdalene has always been one of the most popular saints. From the earliest times, she was seen in Scripture and the Liturgy as the woman who, together with the mother of Jesus, shared with the apostles the rare and essential privilege of being with the Lord. Perhaps because of the extremes of her career: from prostitute to hermit, from sin to holiness. 

Mary Magdalene was certainly not the mother of Jesus. For Jesus was her age. Several conspiracy theories say that Mary Magdalene was the beloved or even the wife of Jesus Christ. They are based on accounts from the Apocrypha, writings of questionable authenticity discovered at the Dead Sea.

For the Evangelists as for the Fathers, Mary Magdalene is the new Eve, the first sign of the overthrow of Adam’s fall. For her great love, she is also the woman of the Song of Songs. And for the same reason, she is also the Church, as well as individual souls redeemed from sin.

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Did Jesus have a wife?

Because many years are missing from the biography of Jesus Christ, historians ask various questions about his life. Due to the lack of archaeological evidence or convincing texts from that period, the answers remain mysteries.

According to the Bible, Jesus never had a wife. But according to the Apocrypha, Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had two children, according to a 1,500-year-old manuscript in the British Library. The manuscript, translated from Aramaic, will be published by Pegasus, which will also hold a press conference to reveal the names of Jesus‘ children.

Many experts have made these claims over the years, but according to the translators of the new gospel, Mary Magdalene was of much greater importance than previously thought. She already appears in the official gospels and is present at many important moments in Jesus’ life.

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Biography of Mary, Mother of Jesus

Full name:Maryam Batjoachim
Date of birth:c. 18 BC
Death day:after c. 30/33 AD
The thread of life:1st century
Place of birth:Sepphoris, Israel
Mother's name:Anna
Father's name:Joachim
Children:1 declared oficially. JESUS.
Nationality:Jewish
Death cause:Natural death

Biblical places from the times of Saint Mary

  1. Kinneret- Is Kinneret located in Jerusalem? Is it the sea?
  2. Gethsemane-Where is it located?

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How many children did the Virgin Mary have?

The Virgin Mary was born no more than 20 years before the beginning of the Christian era when Herod the Great was rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem. Scripture scholars, archaeologists, and historians believe these dates for several reasons. The first is that Jesus, the son of Mary, saw the light of the sun around 4-5 years before Christ. They also took into account that according to the customs of the time, Mary could be engaged at the earliest when she was 12 or 13 years old.

Mary had 5 boys. In addition to Jesus, Mary had 4 sons who brought her heirs and Jesus, the firstborn. The names of her sons are:

  1. Jesus
  2. Simon
  3. Judas
  4. Joses
  5. James

Historically speaking, however, we don’t know much about the one who gave life to the Jew who was to transform humanity and completely change the face of belief in the early first century. And since then.

The Bible tells us in the Book of Acts that after the death and resurrection of her son, Mary was with the apostles and her sons in Jerusalem. A simple calculation shows us that we are beyond the threshold of the year 30, so the Virgin Mary was over 50 years old, a venerable age at the time.

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How old was Mary when Jesus died?

The Holy Scripture tells us, according to the Gospel of John, that Jesus, before dying on the cross, entrusted his mother to his beloved apostle, in fact, the youngest of his group of apostles. In this case, tradition tells us that Mary and John lived in Ephesus, an ancient Greek city whose ruins can still be admired today in the Turkish province of Izmir. On the other hand, there is also the version accepted by several archaeologists who are ready to swear that in reality Mary was buried in the Kidron Valley.

During the Passion Week, Jesus was crucified and handed over to Pilate, Anna, and Caiaphas. Jesus died and Mary, who was 50 years old, sat weeping bitterly for her Son. There are neither words nor words to fully describe the beauty, passion, and graces of the Mother of God, the one of whom Scripture speaks through the voice of the prophets since the Old Testament. She in whose honor we have countless icons, to whom Christians, in particular, have great devotion.

In her great love for people, she healed many a cripple and many a weakling, she raised many a dead man, she freed many a prisoner, she cured many a tortured man of many diseases, she delivered many from various evil spirits, she relieved many a confessor and penitent of heavy sins with the gift of her beloved Son.

Key Verse related to Virgin Mary

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.”

Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

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Was Mary the real mother of Jesus?

The translation Birth of God should not make us believe that the Virgin Mary was a mere instrument of God, that she gave birth to Him and nothing else. On the contrary, she was truly His mother. In other words, she was the one who first saw the Christ child, whom she loved and nurtured as a child, which means that she did all the things that bind a child to its mother, thereby developing its soul and forming its personality.

According to biblical accounts, Mary was the physiological mother of Jesus. Mary, his mother, was betrothed to Joseph. In the eyes of the world, this betrothal was seen as an introduction to the life of a married couple; but in the eyes of Mary and Joseph, it was not the same. Tearfully requested of God, the Virgin Mary was promised to God by her parents’ vow. And then she received the news that she would be the mother of the true Messiah.

She was betrothed to Joseph not to live in marriage with him, but to escape marriage. All the details of this betrothal and its meaning can be found in the Church’s Sermon on the Mount. And if people would appreciate the tradition concerning the Mother of God, the right Joseph, and all the people who work with them and are mentioned in the Gospel, as much as they appreciate the traditions, some of them the bluntest, about the chiefs, rulers and wise men of this world, the meaning of the betrothal of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Joseph would be clear to all.

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Where is Mary buried?

The Virgin Mary is a model of holiness, humility, and obedience to God, but also an example of dedication to her calling. She is honored by people especially and has a special place among the saints. Not much is known about her life and yet she is considered by the Church to be the best-known saint.

Saint Mary was buried in the Kidron Valley, Jerusalem. Her tomb can be found there. There is no mention of the death of the Virgin Mary in the Bible. Church tradition shows that she was raised bodily to heaven. Surrounded by Apostles, the Virgin Mary died and was buried, but after some time the tomb was found empty.

This tomb has been identified in Jerusalem, although it is assumed that Mary died in Ephesus, where she spent many years after Jesus’ ascension. Islam speaks of Jesus as the son of a virgin named Maryam. The Qur’an considers her the most special woman and mentions the so-called Maryam in two places.

Primary Takeaways

  • Mary is the powerful intercessor before God and the powerful protector of the world. She bows down to her Son asking for mercy for those who come to him and whom she protects with her prayers. Precisely because she is so closely linked to the saving work of her Son, we are not surprised to see, in most icons, how solicitously she bends towards humanity and especially towards the spiritual needs of Christians.
  • Tradition, confirmed by liturgical texts, teaches us that the first iconographic representation of the image of the Mother of God belongs to the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. In depicting your most honorable image, the divine Luke, the God-inspired writer of the Gospel of Christ, has portrayed the Creator of all on your arms. 
  • From the letter of the Greek Dionysius Areopagite who visited the Mother of God at the house of St. John the Evangelist in Gethsemane, this beautiful description is preserved: She was tall, above middle height, very slender, with delicate and beautiful hands and feet. The color of her skin like gold, her eyes were like the ripe olive, the oval of her face was perfect; she wore the colors of the virgins.

Conclusion

Mary was indeed the Mother of Jesus. Scripture speaks of her bodily appearance and her adornments, for everything about her was wonderful, famous, and heralded. For she loved to learn and was a good disciple, keeping every good word. And full of the divine Scriptures and all wisdom, for she was about to become the Mother of the Word and Wisdom of God. Ready to speak the word and to receive the word by word of mouth.

Bible Trivia about Mary, The Mother of Jesus

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Who is Mary?

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Which book does not talk about the Virgin Mary?

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Who was the father of Mary?

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Explanation of biblical words

first born¹the child who is the first one to be born
ox²castrated bull, used as draft animal and especially for meat
road³path, journey
bowed⁴to get down on one's knees. To subdue, to enslave

Bibliography

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