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 Mary, Mother of Jesus

I was thinking about the word "marry" = "join in marriage" is rhyme with the name Mary, the earthly Mother of Jesus Christ. I don't know where the "marry" word originated but why it is called "marry"? Is it because God intended a woman to have a characteristics like Mary as a wife?

It was a very high honor to Mary by the way to be chosen by God to be the earthly Mother of our Lord, for multitude of women, she was the one who got chosen....

 2017/10/6 14:08

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 Re: Mary, Mother of Jesus

Indeed Mary is the example for sisters in the Lord. Just as Sarah also of old (Abraham's wife) and all other godly sisters.

"As Eve was seduced by the speech of an angel, so as to flee God in transgressing his word, so also Mary received the good tidings by means of the angel's speech, so as to be God within her, being obedient to this word. And though the one had disobeyed God, yet the other was drawn to obey him; that of the virgin Eve, the virgin Mary might become the advocate and as by a virgin the human race had been bound to death, by a virgin it is saved, the balance being preserved- a virgin's disobedience by a virgin' obedience." (Against Heresies, 3, 19 130 A.D.)

Justin the Martyr (110-165 A.D.) wrote: "For whereas Eve, yet a virgin and undefiled, through conceiving the word that came from the serpent, brought forth disobedience and death; the Virgin Mary, taking faith and joy, when the Angel told her the good tidings that the Spirit of the Lord should come upon her, and the power of the Most High overshadow her, and therefore the Holy One to be born of her should be the Son of God, answered, Be it done to me according to thy word. And so by means of her was he born, concerning whom we have shown so many Scriptures were spoken; through whom God overthrows the serpent, and those angels and men who have become like to it, and on the other hand, works deliverance from death for such as repent of their evil doings and believe in him (Dialogue with Trypho, 100 A.D.)

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