Reality & Society History of the Roman Catholic Church Government & Armies Part 1
Exodus 20:1-8 Reads Like This: (Again that is my daughter's Lutheran Catechism) Number 2 on Idolatry was Removed and replaced in the Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church with Commandment 3 as they divided up the last commandment on coveting.
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
The Talmudic tradition held that the commandments against idolatry and the forbidding of images formed one long, indivisible unit. Augustine, who was followed by the Roman and Lutheran traditions, accepted this suggestion and found two commandments under the rubric “thou shalt not covet.” A further tradition, following the lead of Origen, separated the commandment against images from that against idolatry; this is the view of Calvin and the Reformed tradition.
(cf. #2066 in Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Month of May- Crowning of Mary- Polk County Catholic Schools
During the month of May, Catholics have long honored Mary with special devotions, traditions, and observations. These devotions have led her to be known as the “Queen of May.” Dating all the way back to early Greece, May has been observed as a dedication to Greek goddesses, such as Artemis, the goddess of fecundity. In medieval times, winter’s end in early May marked a time of growth and new beginnings. It was at this time that the “Tricesimum” (“30-Day Devotion to Mary” or “Lady Month”) period began and special devotions to the Mother of God started. Starting from Italy, it spread throughout the world. During the final devotion on the last day of May, a procession follows and the structure of Mary is taken back into the church.
May is the Crowning of Mary, a longstanding Catholic tradition that honors the Virgin Mary. During this time, the “May Crowning” is held, where a statue or image of Mary is presented with a floral crown and other crafted items. We hope this information helps to teach your child all about this wonderful Catholic tradition.
May Crowning Cakes
Honoring Mary in your family is a beautiful devotion to instill in your children. I always love celebrating the liturgical year with fun food and recipes! The kids always think it’s a party when there is cake, as it is a traditional celebration food. You can find my post all about how to plan a May crowning with kids here, although this cake recipe is perfect for any Marian feast day or celebration! Now let’s check out this May crowning cake recipe.