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디트로이트 성 김대건 안드레아 한인 가톨릭교회

Queenship of Mary.GIF

동정 마리아 모후 기념일


이 축일은 원죄 없이 잉태되신 복되신 동정 마리아를 교의로 선포한 지 100주년을 맞아 1954년 교황 비오 12세가 보편 교회의 달력에 삽입하였고 5월 31일을 축일로 정하였다. 지금은 8월 22일에 경축한다. “성모 승천 대축일의 기쁨은 7일 후 여왕이신 복되신 동정 마리아 기념일에서 계속된다. 이 기념일에는 영원하신 왕 곁에 좌정하신 엄위로운 여왕 마리아께서 어머니로서의 전구도 계속하심을 기념한다”(「마리아 공경」 6항). 전례 거행은 8월 22일(기념일)이며 주제는 우리 모후이신 마리아를 공경함으로써 임금이신 그리스도를 공경하고 하늘나라에서 영원한 생명을 얻음이다. [8월 22일] <굿뉴스>



The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Memorial


“So Bathshe’ba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adoni’jah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right. Then she said, ‘I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me.’ And the king said to her, ‘Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you,’” (1Kings 2:19-20). [1]


Although this feast was introduced only in recent times, Mary is depicted in Christian art as a queen already in the sixth century. In two well-known twelfth-century hymns, Mary is saluted: “Hail, O Queen, mother of mercy” and “Hail, Queen of the heavens.” The Christian imagination sees Mary assumed into the royal court of heaven. Her Son joyously greets her. She is welcomed by choirs of angels and a crowd of saints. In filial love Christ crowns Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth. Through her faith and charity she became the Mother of the Savior (Luke 2). She, the New Eve, crushes the head of the serpent (Gen 3:15). On her head is a crown of twelve stars (Rev. 12:1), and from this exalted position, Our Heavenly Mother aids the Church by her prayers of love and mercy. [2][3][4][5]


Written by Sarah Ciotti

Reviewed by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD

[1] Revised Standard Version, s.v., “The First Book of the Kings.” 

[2] Pius XII, Ad Caeli Reginam [Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary], 1954.

[3] Vatican Council II, Lumen Gentium [Light of the Nations], 52-69. 

[4] Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd ed., 963-975.

[5] Paul VI, The Credo of the People of God, 1968.

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