Stance on Mary?

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  1. JoeLaughon

    JoeLaughon Member Anglican

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    Which makes their "33,000 denominations" accusation even funnier. No there isn't 33,000 denominations just 33,000 readings of the latest encyclical.
     
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    Lowly Layman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Just learned that one of the earliest recorded examples of the Hail Mary come from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts from as early as 1030AD, where "Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus
    ventris tui," appears in the cursus.

    For those with scruples against saying the "Holy Mary" may be more comfortable withe the pre-tridentine version of the Hail Mary which omits this portion entirely:

    "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Christ. Amen"

    This is the method followed by those who pray the Lutheran Rosary which is very similar to my practice, far more so than the Anglican Rosary is.
     
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    This is mentioned in this video:
     
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    Why is referring to our Blessed Mother as holy controversial?
     
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    Lowly Layman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    It's not, but praying to her is.
     
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    The first instance of the entire Hail Mary as in the Roman Rosary appeared in 1495 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_Mary ) . Prior to that time only the first half occurs. Older usage of the first half should not be seen as a prayer to Mary at all, but as a rhetorical device used in prayer. The Magnificat, for instance, found in Anglican prayer books, is not meant to be a prayer to Mary but is a meditation on the incarnation.
     
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