Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 127. Isn't the prayer Hail Mary full of grace against the Bible?

We will take each sentence from the prayer and see if it is against the Bible or not.

The prayer in dispute is:

Hail Mary Full of grace, Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
O Virgin Saint Mary, O Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at all times, and at the hour of our death.

"Peace be to you, Mary full of Grace; our Lord is with you, O blessed one among woman." Angel Gabriel who came from God said this (Luke 1:28).

[In Syriac - slom leck Mariyam Malyas Thybooso. Slom is a greeting (hail=greet) word among Jews. This is how it became Hail Mary]

Elizabeth who was filled with Holy Spirit said:
"Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb." (Luke 1:42). How does it happen to me that mother of my Lord should come to me" (Luke 1:43)

How can what the angel and a person filled with the Holy Spirit said be against the Bible?

The next sentence is a request to Virgin Mary to pray for us. We have seen from the previous questions that, Mary is the mother of God, and that saints are living in Christ, and that we should intercede through them.

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