Started by Weedon, March 26, 2021, 03:15:21 PM
Quote from: Mike in Pennsylvania on March 30, 2021, 07:15:53 PMActually, Dave, the Caesarean section was named after Julius Caesar, who supposedly was born that way approximately 100 BC.
Quote from: Weedon on March 30, 2021, 07:53:59 PMThe usual Scripture that is pointed to is both the typological prophesy of Ezekiel's "East Gate" that remains shut (44:2); and I remember Robert Rosin (prof at St. Louis) saying that the dogmaticians based it upon the statement of Isaiah: "a virgin shall conceive *and bear a Son.*" It is not just that she conceived as a virgin, but somehow her virginity was preserved in the childbirth, in which, if He used the power of His divine majesty, He could pass through His mother's womb as He came into the midst of the disciples through the closed doors; and clearly, given Matthew 28, as when He left the tomb.
QuoteTo the pure and virgin Maid * the Angel Gabriel was sent. He announced to her the grace * and inexpressible joy: "You will conceive without seed and remain inviolate. For pre-eternal God is the Son you will bear; * and He will save His people from their iniquities. He who sent me here to call you blessed, * and to say to you, 'Rejoice,' so testifies. O Virgin, you will give birth, and after childbirth * you will remain a Virgin."
QuoteOnly begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us.
Quote from: mariemeyer on March 31, 2021, 12:38:34 PMAs Good Friday approaches, I also reflect on the icons where Mary stands with John at the foot of the cross. Her heart must have been broken beyond anything I can comprehend.
QuoteWhen the Mother of the Lamb and Shepherd and Savior of the world saw Him on the Cross, she uttered tearfully, "The world rejoices at receiving redemption, but my insides are burning as I see Your crucifixion, which You endure for all, O my Son and my God."