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Immaculate Conception

n.
Roman Catholic Church The doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived free from all stain of original sin. The feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8.
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Immaculate Conception

n
(Theology) Christian theol RC Church the doctrine that the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin
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Immac′ulate Concep′tion


n.
1. the doctrine according to which the Virgin Mary was conceived in her mother's womb without the stain of original sin.
2. the feast commemorating this, celebrated on December 8.
[1680–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Immaculate Conception - Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854Immaculate Conception - Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
2.Immaculate Conception - (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Translations

Immaculate Conception

n the Immaculate Conception (Rel) → l'Immacolata Concezione f
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On December 8, 1854, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was declared a dogma, although the Holy Mother was acknowledged as the most holy of person on earth by the early Church.
Osaka Archbishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Cardinal Maeda will lead the mass at 12 noon called Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is the patroness of the Manila Cathedral.
"You are to act in our name, therefore, on the 8th day of the coming month of December, more than four years since we have visited it, at the Cathedral in Manila, --also called the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary --giving thanks to God for the beauty of this temple, but most importantly for the lively faith of the pastors and of the Christian faithful," added the pontiff.
Philadelphia, which hosted Francis and the World Day of Families, will host a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Washington, D.C., on April 23.
8, which is the feast of its patroness, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.