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im·mac·u·late con·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Immaculate Conception, December 8noun

    Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854

  2. Immaculate Conception, Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Marynoun

    (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived

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  1. Immaculate Conceptionnoun

    The doctrine, in the Roman Catholic Church, that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from original sin

  2. Immaculate Conceptionnoun

    December 8th (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)

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  1. Immaculate Conception

    The Immaculate Conception is the belief that the Virgin Mary was free of original sin from the moment of her conception. It is one of the four Marian dogmas of the Catholic Church. Debated by medieval theologians, it was not defined as a dogma until 1854, by Pope Pius IX in the papal bull Ineffabilis Deus. While the Immaculate Conception asserts Mary's freedom from original sin, the Council of Trent, held between 1545 and 1563, had previously affirmed her freedom from personal sin.The Immaculate Conception became a popular subject in literature, but its abstract nature meant it was late in appearing as a subject in works of art. The iconography of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception shows Mary standing, with arms outstretched or hands clasped in prayer. The feast day of the Immaculate Conception is December 8.Protestants rejected the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception as un-scriptural, though some Anglicans accept it as a pious devotion. Opinions on the Immaculate Conception in Oriental Orthodoxy are divided: Shenouda III, Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, opposed the teaching; the Eritrean and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo accept it. It is not accepted by Eastern Orthodoxy due to differences in the understanding of original sin, although they do affirm Mary's purity and preservation from sin. Patriarch Anthimus VII of Constantinople characterized the dogma of the Immaculate Conception as a "Roman novelty".

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  1. immaculate conception

    The Immaculate Conception is a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church that asserts that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from original sin. It is based on the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was preserved from this sin that all humans inherit at the moment of her own conception. It is celebrated as a major feast day on December 8th. This concept does not refer to the virgin birth of Jesus, which is a separate event in Christian belief, but specifically to Mary's own birth.

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  1. Immaculate Conception

    The Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the Catholic Church maintaining that from the moment when she was conceived in the womb, the Blessed Virgin Mary was kept free of original sin and was filled with the sanctifying grace normally conferred during baptism. It is one of the four dogmas in Roman Catholic Mariology. Mary is often called the Immaculata, particularly in artistic and cultural contexts. The Immaculate Conception should not be confused with the perpetual virginity of Mary or the virgin birth of Jesus; it refers to the conception of Mary by her mother, Saint Anne. Although the belief was widely held since at least Late Antiquity, the doctrine was not dogmatically defined until December 8, 1854, by Pope Pius IX in his papal bull Ineffabilis Deus. It is not formal doctrine except in the Roman Catholic Church. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is observed on December 8 in many Catholic countries as a holy day of obligation or patronal feast, and in some as a national public holiday.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Immaculate Conception

    the doctrine held by the Roman Catholic Church that the Virgin Mary was conceived and born without taint of sin; first distinctly propounded in the 12th century, at which time a festival was introduced in celebration of it, and which became matter of dispute in the 14th century, and it was only in 1854 that it became by a bull an article of the Catholic faith.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immaculate conception in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immaculate conception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of immaculate conception in a Sentence

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion.


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