Author(s): Andrew Joseph S. Chanco

Email(s): aschanco@ust.edu.ph

DOI: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00009   

Address: Andrew Joseph S. Chanco
Institute of Religion, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2022


ABSTRACT:
In the Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict XVI stressed the link between the study on the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Word of God. The same goes for grounding the different devotions to the Mother of God from the Sacred Scriptures as laid down in Pope Paul VI's Apostolic Exhortation Marialis Cultus. The correct ordering of devotion to the Mother of God should have a Biblical Imprint as one of the guidelines as the Sacred Scriptures is the primary source of knowledge and reference on the Blessed Virgin Mary. One of Mary’s invoked titles is as Help of Christians. Her children are impelled to confidently share their hopes, sorrows, and joys, commending themselves to her, a loving mother who is ready to listen and respond to their heart's content. Through her role as Mother of God and of All that she guides every faithful to her Son, Jesus, to have an intimate encounter with Him, the Word made Flesh that was made possible through her cooperation. In this paper, the writer seeks to address: How is Mary the Help of Christians in the Sacred Scriptures? In presenting the said theme, the following parts are discussed: first, History of Mary's title as Help of Christians by tracing into its origin; second, Mary in the Bible by discussing the importance of the Sacred Scriptures in understanding the Mother of God; and third, Mary, Help of Christians in the Bible by looking into the different text especially on John's account of the Wedding at Cana in relating to the said Marian title. This paper hopes to lead the faithful to a fruitful spiritual life and an advancement on the Theological and Biblical studies.


Cite this article:
Andrew Joseph S. Chanco. A Biblical Understanding of Mary's Title as Help of Christians. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022;13(1):51-4. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00009

Cite(Electronic):
Andrew Joseph S. Chanco. A Biblical Understanding of Mary's Title as Help of Christians. Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2022;13(1):51-4. doi: 10.52711/2321-5828.2022.00009   Available on: https://www.rjhssonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-13-1-9


REFERENCE:
1.    Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution On the Church Lumen Gentium (Pasay City: Paulines Publishing House, 1964), 62.
2.    Aciprensa. Historia de la Devocion de Maria Auxiliadora. Accessed last 27 December 2020 from https://www.aciprensa.com/recursos/historia-de-la-devocion-a-maria-auxiliadora-1104
3.    “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel”
4.    “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel”
5.    “Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the time when she who is to give birth has borne, Then the rest of his kindred shall return to the children of Israel. He shall take his place as a shepherd by the strength of the LORD, by the majestic name of the LORD, his God; And they shall dwell securely, for now, his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth”
6.    “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption”
7.    John Paul II. The heavenly intercession of the Mother of Divine Grace (24 September 1997). Accessed last 8 January 2021 from http://www.totus2us.co.uk/teaching/jpii-catechesis-on-mary-mother-of-god/the-heavenly-intercession-of-the-mother-of-divine-grace/. 5
8.    Catechism of the Catholic Church. (Vatican City: USCCB Publishing, 2000), 484
9.    Luke 1: 38
10.    De la Potterie, Ignace, SJ. Mary in the Mystery of the Covenant. (Bombay: St. Pauls, 1995)
11.    Irenaeus, Against Heresies. Accessed last 8 January 2021 from https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0103322.htm, 3.22.4
12.    Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution On the Church Lumen Gentium (Pasay City: Paulines Publishing House, 1964), 59
13.    Benedict XVI. Homily at Kapellplatz, Altötting (11 September 2006). Accessed last 8 January 2021 from http://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/homilies/2006/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20060911_shrine-altotting.html
14.    John 2: 3
15.    John Paul II. Encyclical Redemptoris Mater (25 March 1987). Accessed last 8 January from http://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031987_redemptoris-mater.html. 21
16.    John Chrysostom. Homily 22 on the Gospel of John. Accessed last 8 January 2021 from https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/240122.htm
17.    John Paul II. Mary is active in her Son’s mission - General Audience (5 March 1997). Accessed last 8 January 2021 from http://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/audiences/1997/documents/hf_jp-ii_aud_05031997.html
18.    John Paul II. Jesus Works Miracle at Mary’s Request. Accessed last 8 January 2021 from  https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/jesus-works-miracle-at-marys-request-8063. 3
19.    John 2:5
20.    John 19: 26-27
21.    Augustine. De Sancta Virginitate. Accessed last 8 January 2021 from https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1310.htm, 7.
22.    John Paul II. Encyclical Redemptoris Mater. (25 March 1987). Accessed last 8 January from http://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_25031987_redemptoris-mater.html
23.    Paul VI. Encyclical Mensa Maio (29 April 1965). Accessed last 8 January 2021 from http://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_29041965_mense-maio.html
24.    Leo XIII. Encyclical Magnae Dei Matris (8 September 1892). Accessed last 8 January 2021 from http://www.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_08091892_magnae-dei-matris.html
25.    Leo XIII. Encyclical Adiutricem (5 September 1895). Accessed last 8 January 2021 from http://www.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_05091895_adiutricem.html

Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Mayank Pradhan

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Sukharanjan Debnath, Prallad Debnath

DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00120.1         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Sadaf Nasir

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Ritu Rani

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Mohammed Tahir Raoof Malik, Dil Pazir, Nafisa Mushtaq

DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00097.4         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Rajiv Patel, Bhavesh N. Desai

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): B. Sammaiah, Raghavendra Sode

DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00102.X         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Roshina Yusufi

DOI:         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Gowsia Bashir, Mir Shahid Satar

DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00109.2         Access: Open Access Read More

Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (RJHSS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal, correspondence in the fields of arts, commerce and social sciences....... Read more >>>

RNI: Not Available                     
DOI: 10.5958/2321-5828 


Recent Articles




Tags