The Mary-Eve Parallel: Sunday, June 28, 2015

J.M.J. If today were not a Sunday, we would observe the liturgical Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (circa 130-circa 200).

Not only was he the disciple of Saint Polycarp and the Bishop of Lyons, but also was he the Father of the Church who originated systematic teaching regarding the parallel between Our Blessed Lady and Eve.

Who can ever tire of exploring the link between the Mother of the Living and the Mother of the Dead?

Eve, first in chronological order (except in the Mind of God where the Almighty, in one and the same decree, chose Mary of Nazareth to be the Mother of God at the same moment in which He decided that the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity would become man), brought about certain death by way of her sin. But the Ever-Virgin countered this disobedience by her own Holy Spirit-inspired obedience.  

Death through Eve, Life through Mary! 

Our Lady is the New Eve who brought forth from her chaste womb Jesus Christ, the New Adam!

Are we grateful for the Incarnation?

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