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To: NYer
"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: 1615–25; < 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)
20 posted on 03/24/2013 4:32:51 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Word Origin & History – venerate 1620s, from L. veneratus, pp. of venerari "to reverence, worship"

As noted above, the proper terminology is dulia.

dulia [ˈdjuːlɪə]

n
(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]

dulia
the devotion, veneration, or respect accorded saints.
See also: Catholicism, Saints
36 posted on 03/24/2013 5:23:54 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea; NYer
There is a legitimate distinction, though, between "venerate" and "adore." You could say (just cut-and-pasting these quotes at random)

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.

39 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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