Catholic Sacramentals and Traditions

Catholic Sacramentals  and Traditions compared to the occult, Jesus,  and what the other of the saints have said in the Holy Bible.


Perpetual virginity of Mary

According to the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary
she keep her virginity still after the birth of Jesus and then remained a virgin.

“510 Mary “remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin” (St. Augustine, Serm. 186, 1: PL 38, 999): with her whole being she is “the handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38).” Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 510http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p2.htm

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. –Matthew 1:25 King James Version


Mary, Who is my mother?

46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.-Matthew 12:46-50 King JameVersion


In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary’s month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Valentine’s Day

In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian feast day. He set its observance a day earlier, on February 14 to be the feast day in honor of Bishop of Interamna, Saint Valentine.

In 1537, King Henry VIII declared, by Royal Charter, that all England would celebrate February 14 as “Saint Valentine’s Day“.

The Catholic church decided to remove Saint Valentine’s Day from the  General Roman Calendar in 1969.


Prayers

The prayers that essentially compose the Rosary are arranged in sets of ten Hail Marys preceded by one Lord’s Prayer and followed by one Glory Be to the Father. During recitation of each set, known as a decade, thought is given to one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. Normally, five decades are recited in a session. Other prayers are sometimes added after each decade (in particular, the Fatima Prayer) and before (in particular, the Apostles’ Creed), and after (in particular, the Hail, Holy Queen) the five decades taken as a whole. -From Wikipedia

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. –Matthew 6:7 King James Version

The original word used for repetitions is below in some translations it is misleading in what the text intends to say.

G945 βαττολογέω battologeo (bat-tol-og-eh’-o) v.
1. to stutter
2. (by implication) to talk repetitiously and tediously
[from Battos “a proverbial stammerer” and G3056]
KJV: use vain repetitions
Root(s): G3056

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. – Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)

…The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an “epitome of the whole Gospel,” express this devotion to the Virgin Mary. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 971)

Mary is the perfect Orans (pray-er), a figure of the Church. When we pray to her, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus’ mother into our homes, for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2679)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, – 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)


Incense Burner

“That Christianity has preserved (in part at least) the primitive fire worship of antiquity is evident in many of its symbols and rituals. The incense burner so often used in Christian churches is a pagan symbol relating to the regeneration of the human soul. The incense burner represents the body of man. The incense within the burner, made from the extracted essences of various plants, represents the life forces within the body of man. The flaming spark burning in the midst of the incense is emblematic of the spiritual germ concealed in the midst of the material
organism of man. This spiritual spark is an infinitesimal part of the divine flame, the Great Fire of the Universe, from Whose
flaming heart the altar fires of all His creatures have been lighted. As the spark of life gradually consumes the incense, so the spiritual nature of man through the process of regeneration graduallyconsumes all the gross elements of the body, transmuting theminto soul power —symbolized by the smoke. Although smoke is actually a dense and physical substance yet light enough to rise in clouds, so the soul is actually a physical element, but through purification and the fire of aspiration it has taken upon itself the nature of intangible atmosphere; though composed of the substance of earth, it becomes light enough to rise as a fragrant
odor into the presence of Deity.”- Melchizedek & the Mystery of Fire by Manly P. Hall pg. 16-17

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