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Mary, Veneration of
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I. Catholicism – II. Orthodox – III. Protestantism

I. Catholicism

In the Catholic Church veneration of the Mother of Jesus has always played a special role. One can distinguish between the praise of Mary (Mary, Mother of Jesus), and calling on her for help and intercession with God and his Son. Veneration of Mary is an expression of the piety of the believing people, and a reflection of belief in Mary's function in the divine work of salvation. Conditi…

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Petri, Heinrich, Thöle, Reinhard and Merz, Birgit, “Mary, Veneration of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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