Marian prayers / Modlitwy maryjne: Prayer to Our Lady Queen of the Universe (30)

On August 22, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates a memorial in honor of the Queenship of Mary. This memorial is placed in the octave of the Assumption. Assumption and Coronation must be sharply distinguished. Whereas the assumption has been the object of dogmatic definition (1950), the coronation of Mary has...

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Marian prayers / Modlitwy maryjne: Prayer to the Theotokos (28)

The title “Mother of God” is the Western church’s equivalent of the ancient Eastern title Theotokos. The usual Latin translations are Dei Genitrix. Familiar English translations are “Mother of God” or “God-bearer” – but these both have different literal equivalents in Greek: “who gave birth to one who was God”...

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Marian prayers / Modlitwy maryjne: Prayer to Mary Assumed into Heaven (27)

There are four solemnities honoring the Mother of Jesus that are kept throughout the Catholic church: The Immaculate conception (December 8), her divine Motherhood (January 1), the Annunciation (March 25), her Assumption (August 15). Like the dogma of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, the dogma of the Assumption is not explicitly stated...

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