Is St. Ismeria truly considered Jesus' great-grandmother?
Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:33 PM
I'm confused. I've never really heard of this before till now. If it seems true to some extent, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would explain how this true?
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:09 PM
Herman the unoffiical Pooh
Posted 14 December 2010 - 11:47 PM
After God called [Ismeria] to “Paradise,” a rector at the hospital informed the Virgin Mary and Jesus of her passing. They departed for the hospital with the 12 Apostles, Mary Magdalene, Mary Salome and Mary Cleophas. There they paid honor to St. Ismeria.
If Ismeria were indeed the mother of St Anna, who bore the Virgin, who then bore Christ, who appointed the 12 Apostles, the above statement makes no sense at all chronologically. Or, she must have been a very, very old woman at the time of her death. Of course, the article also trots out the usual shibboleths of sola scriptura protestantism:
“Mary herself is mentioned very little in the Bible,” added Lawless, a lecturer in history at the University of Limerick. “The huge Marian cult that has evolved over centuries has very few scriptural sources.”
Posted 15 December 2010 - 01:12 PM
"After God called [Ismeria] to “Paradise,” a rector at the hospital informed the Virgin Mary and Jesus of her passing."
According to Genesis 25:7, Abraham lived 175 years. The prophet Amos was said to live about 300 or 600 years I think? Biblically, people in the past lived for a very long time! Olga, as you said, St. Ismeria must have been a very, very old woman at the time of her own death. So, the fact that St. Ismeria still lived at the same time as Mary, The Mother of God, seems possible.
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Edited by Fr Raphael Vereshack, 15 December 2010 - 01:40 PM.
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 03:30 PM
Herman the mediocre-grandfather Pooh
Posted 15 December 2010 - 06:28 PM
I believe it was St Nikolai Velimirovich mentioned that after the flood peoples' life expectancy didn't go into the few hundreds but to what we are used to nowadays such as 80s, 90s and 100s.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:03 AM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:22 AM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 11:30 PM
I had uploaded this rare icon of the grandmother of Panagia a few years ago to Orthodoxwiki. This is it:
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