immaculate conception vs virgin birth : Common Errors in English

About immaculate conception vs virgin birth

The doctrine of “immaculate conception” (the belief that Mary was conceived without inheriting original sin) is often confused with the doctrine of the “virgin birth” (the belief that Mary gave birth to Jesus while remaining a virgin).

immaculate conception Meaning(s)

  • (n) Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
  • (n) (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived

virgin birth Meaning(s)

  • (n) human conception without fertilization by a man
  • (n) the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

immaculate conception in News

  1. Mound battle -Immaculate Conception beat Eastern Christian, 1-0, in high school softball action on May 31

    Immaculate Conception of Lodi beat Eastern Christian High School, 1-0, in state high school playoff action on May 31. (Above) Immaculate Conception’s Sarah Piening throws a pitch.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Montclair Times

  2. New home for historic church

    MOUNT VERNON — Those who attend Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will soon have a new house of worship, 100 years after the founding of the current parish.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Anacortes American

  3. Immaculate Conception, Holy Saviour each file appeal to mergers

    LOWER CHICHESTER — Holy Saviour and Immaculate Conception of Lourdes parishioners are not taking the closing of their parishes lightly, and both congregations have filed appeals with the archdiocese of Philadelphia.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Delaware County Daily Times

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