22. Mary: Queen Over All Things

Catholic Position

¶966 “Finally the Immaculate Virgin,
preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her
earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly
glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she
might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and
conqueror of sin and death.” The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a
singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of
the resurrection of other Christians:

In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not
leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of
Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver
our souls from death.

. . . she is our Mother in the order of grace

Scripture Says

Jeremiah 7:18

18  The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and
the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and
to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me
to anger.

Jeremiah 44:17

17  But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of
our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour
out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our
kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of
Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw
no evil.

Philippians 2:9-10

9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every name:

10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Revelation 5:12

12  Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and
glory, and blessing.

1 Peter 4:11

11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any
man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that
God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be
praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


Acts 5:31

31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a
Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Commentary

  • Is Mary equal with Jesus?
  • Or is Jesus the only one of whom God said, “This is my beloved
    Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear ye him”?