hyperdulia


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hyperdulia

(ˌhaɪpədjʊˈlɪə)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church special veneration accorded to the Virgin Mary. Compare dulia, latria
[C16: from Latin hyper- + Medieval Latin dulia service]
ˌhyperˈdulic, ˌhyperˈdulical adj

hyperdulia

the veneration offered by Roman Catholics to the Virgin Mary as the most exalted of human beings.
See also: Mary
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Madame Bavoil, earlier associated with her vagrant hyperdulia, is repatriated in her function as gardener, cook, and mother.
Vladimir Lossky says, in the well-known book on The Meaning of Icons that he wrote with Leonid Ouspensky: "The Church has devoted to the Mother of God a cult of hyperdulia, exalting her above all the saints and all the celestial hierarchies.