Author Topic: Non-Virginity of the Theotokos?  (Read 1186 times)

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Offline Simayan

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Non-Virginity of the Theotokos?
« on: March 26, 2008, 04:54:48 PM »
Sorry if this was discussed somewhere else. Couldn't find one in the search.

I know that we say "most holy, pure, an ever-virgin Mary" in Liturgy, but I came across this some time back and meant to ask about it: "And he knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son" (Mt. 1:25).

The way in which it is worded, it seems like Mary had intercourse with Joseph after the birth of Jesus. The whole thing seems a little contradictory to me, so what is the Church's perspective on this verse?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2008, 04:55:01 PM by Simayan »
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, nor mourning nor crying nor suffering, for the old order of things has passed away."

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Re: Non-Virginity of the Theotokos?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 04:57:08 PM »
I believe you want this thread: Perpetual Virginity
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Re: Non-Virginity of the Theotokos?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 05:54:16 PM »
Thanks. I had a feeling it was a translation issue.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, nor mourning nor crying nor suffering, for the old order of things has passed away."

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Re: Non-Virginity of the Theotokos?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 12:31:39 AM »
As Veniamin pointed out above, another thread of recent origin addresses this subject of Mary's Perpetual Virginity, so this thread has been locked to encourage OC.net members to discuss the topic there.  Thank you.

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