A highly sensitive and imaginative child, she very early began to practise asceticism and see visions, and at the age of seven solemnly dedicated her virginity to Christ.
to have met a glorious death in defence of their virginity from the army of the Huns...
She explained it that way to Alex and he thought she might be grieving her virginity.
Among the spurious works of Athanasius is printed a tract entitled About Virginity, ch.
This figure, also known as the vesica piscis, is common in ecclesiastical seals and as a glory or aureole in paintings of sculpture, surrounding figures of the Trinity, saints, &c. The figure is, however, sometimes referred to the almond, as typifying virginity; the French name for the symbol is Amande mystique.
His chief works are: - Hodoeporicon, an account of a journey taken by the pope's command, during which he visited the monasteries of Italy; a translation of Palladius' Life of Chrysostom; of Nineteen Sermons of Ephraem Syrus; of the Book of St Basil on Virginity.
93) shows acquaintance with one of the chief doctrines of the book - the perpetual virginity of Mary.
His arguments and exhortations may be gathered from many of his epistles and from his tract Adversus Helvidium, in which he defends the perpetual virginity of Mary against Helvidius, who maintained that she bore children to Joseph.
Luther in his Table Talk condemns them as dealing only with fasting, meats, virginity, &c. "If he only had insisted upon the works of faith and performed them!
She married in her seventeenth year a man very much her senior, Nicephore Blavatsky, a Russian official in Caucasia, from whom she was separated after a few months; in later days, when seeking to invest herself with a halo of virginity, she described the marriage as a nominal one.
Another horrible sacrifice was regularly demanded by Phoenician religion: women sacrificed their virginity at the shrines of Astarte in the belief that they thus propitiated the goddess and won her favour (Frazer, ibid.
those to virgins, (2) above); for these enjoin virginity (celibacy), and praise Elijah, David, Samson, and all the prophets, whereas the Ebionite Circuits favour marriage (even in Apostles) and depreciate the prophets between Moses and Christ, "the true Prophet."
The Argives believed that Hera recovered her virginity every year by bathing in a certain spring (Paus.
There was a special ordeal through which a bride passed to prove her virginity, and a proof of her immorality brought disgrace upon all her relatives.
Renunciation of the state of wedlock was anyhow imposed on the faithful during the lengthy, often lifelong, terms of penance imposed upon them for sins committed; and later, when monkery took the place, in a church become worldly, partly of the primitive baptism and partly of that rigorous penance which was the rebaptism and medicine of the lapsed, celibacy and virginity were held essential thereto, no less than renunciation of property and money-making.
Together with the rage for virginity went the institution of virgines subintroductae, or of spiritual wives; for it was often assumed that the.
12, vows of virginity became more and more frequent as the virtue itself was lauded by ecclesiastical writers in language of increasing fervour.
Great stress is laid upon virginity (although there is not a sign of monasticism), upon fasting (especially for the bishop), upon the regular attendance of the whole clerical body and the " more perfect " of the laity at the hours of prayer.
To this category belong the tracts On Virginity and On Pilgrimages; as also the Canonical Epistle upon the rules of penance.
To this petition Ambrose replied in a letter to Valentinian, arguing that the devoted worshippers of idols had often been forsaken by their deities; that the native valour of the Roman soldiers had gained their victories, and not the pretended influence of pagan priests; that these idolatrous worshippers requested for themselves what they refused to Christians; that voluntary was more honourable than constrained virginity; that as the Christian ministers declined to receive temporal emoluments, they should also be denied to pagan priests; that it was absurd to suppose that God would inflict a famine upon the empire for neglecting to support a religious system contrary to His will as revealed in the Scriptures; that the whole process of nature encouraged innovations, and that all nations had permitted them, even in religion; that heathen sacrifices were offensive to Christians; and that it was the duty of a Christian prince to suppress pagan ceremonies.
Into british pounds bridal virginity has such altruism on.
The first time you take ecstasy is a bit like losing your virginity.
What fierce exultation, sensual, almost erotic, in violating the virginity of a cave!
perpetual virginity of Mary.
Woodward's virginity was an important plot element in the original, a neat spin on the idea of sacrificing virgins.
Apart from the literal allusion to a dangerous snake, the words are said to refer to the loss of a girl's virginity.
I feel that I have lost the virginity of my conscience.
Although FGM is not a religious practice, some Islamic clergy justify it to curb female sexual desire and preserve virginity until marriage.
That Judg 11 thinks in terms of consecrated virginity is therefore improbable 22.
For example, orange blossom is often carried by brides and symbolizes virginity.
The language of the verse does not imply the perpetual virginity of Mary.
Universally, men value female virginity more than women value men's.
female virginity did not have much importance to Roman religion apart from the VVs.
The stars on her mantle indicate her perfect virginity.
How did the early modern period imagine and represent physical virginity and the transition to sexual maturity?
virginity testing is likely to be harmful for many girls, regardless of whether they pass the test.
virginity examinations for " social reasons " .
Well, I finally lost my job interview virginity last week taking an interview for a web developer job in Reading.
wast enlightened with the virtues of virginity, O godly Audrey.
On the way, he was joined by a Moor, who began to jest at some of the Christian doctrines, especially at the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin.
They use it at the ceremonies of circumcision, bismillah (teaching the child "the name of God"); virginity and marriage.
Chief among them are: (1) The so-called Second Epistle; (2) two Epistles on Virginity; (3) the Homilies and Recognitions; (4) the Apostolical Constitutions; and (5) five epistles forming part of the Forged Decretals (see Decretals).
Indeed, judging from another Syriac MS. of earlier date, which includes the latter writings in its canon, it seems that the Epistles on Virginity gradually replaced the earlier pair in certain Syrian churches - even should Lightfoot be right in doubting if this had really occurred by Epiphanius's day (S.
Those numbered 11-22, written in 344, are almost all directed against the Jews; the subjects are circumcision, passover, the sabbath, persuasion (the encyclical letter referred to above), distinction of meats, the substitution of the Gentiles for the Jews, that Christ is the Son of God, virginity and holiness, whether the Jews have been finally rejected or are yet to be restored, provision for the poor, persecution, death and the last times.
Woodward 's virginity was an important plot element in the original, a neat spin on the idea of sacrificing virgins.
Apart from the literal allusion to a dangerous snake, the words are said to refer to the loss of a girl 's virginity.
Universally, men value female virginity more than women value men 's.
Female virginity did not have much importance to Roman religion apart from the VVs.
Virginity testing is likely to be harmful for many girls, regardless of whether they pass the test.
She says: I have always hated my father for having forced me to have a virginity test.
Forty-five per cent of the doctors admitted conducting virginity examinations for " social reasons ".
After the promise: the STD consequences of adolescent virginity pledges.
Thou wast enlightened with the virtues of virginity, O godly Audrey.
While the importance of abstinence should be emphasized, most teens unfortunately will still lose their virginity to a passing schmuck while still in high school, or even during middle school.
Since both had started their careers with clean-cut images, there was much speculation about Spears' virginity and their sex life in general.
Maiden: The waxing crescent moon represents birth, youth, innocence and virginity.
In the very first game, your goal was to help Larry lose his virginity.
This practice is supposed to ensure the virginity of a bride on her wedding day.
Additionally, it stands for the virginity of his mother Mary.
Choosing to lose your virginity is not something to be scheduled like a vacation.
It is wonderful that you are crazy about your boyfriend and want to share something special with him by losing your virginity to him.
You only get one chance to lose your virginity.
If you lose your virginity to him and the relationship ends, would you have any regrets about having had sex?
If you believe in your heart that losing your virginity to a guy is a gift you can only give once and that a person needs to be worthy of such a gift, he will cherish you for having chosen him.
If on the other hand, you view your virginity as something of little value, so will the guy you give it to.
I was still getting good grades as my mother told me to, because she said if your lost your virginity and become pregnant this soon you have ruined your life.
He wanted you to lose your virginity to him.
If you are a teenage girl, losing virginity is a big deal.
Other times, the promise ring can symbolize a vow of faithfulness or a decision to maintain physical purity or virginity.
While one character plans on proclaiming his love to his high school crush, other characters are losing their virginity.
Ephram eventually loses his virginity to Madison, who later becomes pregnant with his child.
The program centered largely on moral themes, exploring topics such as alcoholism, drug addiction, homelessness, pre-marital sex, teen pregnancy and virginity, but shied away from topics such as abortion and homosexuality.
Though they were on-again, off-again lovers, they enjoyed being bad allies, even betting on whether Leo could get Becca's virginity, in the style of the film Cruel Intentions.
She wants to lose her virginity, and if Blair doesn't help her, she'll make sure Blair never darkens the doors of Yale.
Emma shows up again, and she's still working on losing her virginity.
As promised, Simpson claims to have waited until her wedding night with Lachey to lose her virginity.
In his insistence on virginity as the specifically Christian virtue he set up the great theme of the church of the 4th and 5th centuries.
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