Is Mary the Queen of Heaven and Mother of Christians?

Revelation 12:1-5; 17

Diego Velázquez - Coronation of the Virgin

From Wikipedia: “Coronation of the Virgin” by Diego Velázquez, 1641-1644

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.

So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

Hebrews 1:8-9 quotes Psalms 45 as referring specifically to Christ. A couple verses later is the line “At Your right hand stands the queen in gold.”

So Hebrews says Psalms 45 is referring to Jesus and Psalms 45 says a queen is standing at His right hand. Interesting.

It sure sounds like the Bible considers Mary to be the Queen of Heaven and the Mother of the Church.

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2 thoughts on “Is Mary the Queen of Heaven and Mother of Christians?

  1. Must,

    The whole quotation from the Psalm: “Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.”

    This seems to be a more complicated matter.

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