"Catholics venerate Mary. We do not worship her." Word Origin & History venerate 1620s, from L. veneratus, pp. of venerari "to reverence, worship" (see veneration). Related: Venerated, venerating. Origin: 161525; < Latin venerātus, past participle of venerārī to solicit the goodwill of (a god), worship, revere, verbal derivative of vener-, stem of venus, presumably in its original sense desire; see Venus)
posted on 03/24/2013 4:32:51 PM PDT
(I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
Word Origin & History venerate 1620s, from L. veneratus, pp. of venerari "to reverence, worship"
As noted above, the proper terminology is dulia.
(Christianity / Roman Catholic Church) (Christianity / Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the veneration accorded to saints in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Churches, as contrasted with hyperdulia and latria
[from Medieval Latin: service, from Greek douleia slavery, from doulos slave]
the devotion, veneration, or respect accorded saints.
See also: Catholicism
posted on 03/24/2013 5:23:54 PM PDT
(Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
To: GGpaX4DumpedTea; NYer
There is a legitimate distinction, though, between "venerate" and "adore." You could say (just cut-and-pasting these quotes at random)
- "the soldier venerated his wife's love-letter with a kiss"
- Glenn Beck said he venerates "our sacred American heroes and ideas"
- The Tea Partiers venerate those who have been successful by their own efforts, like Thomas Edison..."
- the delicacy of his music derives from the past masters he veneratesCasals and Horowitz were his mentors"
Eetcetera. Its general meaning is to honor as a valued person, not to adore as the Supreme Being.
The Commandment "Honor thy father and thy mother" encourages veneration in this sense --- not in the sense of ancestor-worship.
posted on 03/24/2013 5:43:53 PM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
("There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy." G.K. Chesterton)
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