Was the coronation an actual physical event and when did it happen?
Wikipedia: “Queen of Heaven”
Pope Pius XII: “AD CAELI REGINAM: ON PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY”
Pope Benedict XVI: “On the Queenship of Mary”
Yes, even if in Heaven. I really would like to know more about this
If Mary is queen and Christ is king, then…?
nope! Not a road I want to go down. Suffice it to say, we are ALL kings and queens in heaven.
(phew! hope that covers it)
The moment She got there! God Bless, Memaw
Oh no you shouldn’t have said that
But it parallels the new Adam and the new Eve as well, without meaning what you were about to say …
I think it is her obidience to God, as starters. As for when…I would say whe she got to Heaven. I hope we get a complete explanation.
Mary is Queen of Heaven and Earth.
The mother of the King was always the Queen in the Old Testament. Jesus’ mother is no different.
This was after King Jeconi’ah, and the queen mother, the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. (Jerimiah 29:2)
The mother of the king is mentioned 29 times in the Books of Kings and Chronicles.
And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; (Revelation 12:1)
Jesus is the King of kings and his Mother is queen. Mary was assumed bodily into Heaven and there she reigns with Her Son. Memaw is 100% correct - Mary was made Queen of Heaven and Earth as soon as she got to Heaven.
The announcement was made in the book of Revelation. The dating of the writing of the book can be a debated item. God knew from all eternity but we know now. We will all be invited to participate in the ongoing glory of the coronation when we get to where She is. Our special invitation is our Baptism and our entry fee is our good works through grace. Bring your wedding garment.
It’s important to make a particular distinction here: the mother of the King is the Queen in the Kingdom of Israel and later, in the Southern Kingdom of Judah – that is, in the Davidic dynasty. In the North (once Israel separated into north and south), the tradition of Israel’s neighbors (that is, that the wife of the king was the queen) was followed. However, in the South – in the line of David – the queen wasn’t the king’s wife, but the king’s mother. That’s why Mary is the queen, since she is the mother of the eternal king, the Son of David.
Thank you. I always knew about the “Queen Mother” but never knew where the idea of a “Queen Wife” originated from in Jewish culture.
MARY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN
Many people object to the idea that Mary is called Queen of Heaven by Catholics because they are unaware of the fact that in the Davidic kingdom, it was the mother of the king (and not one of his many wives) that held the position of Queen.
Support for the principle of the Queen Mother in the House of David is found clearly in the following passages:
1 Kings 2:19
When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah, the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand.
Since Solomon had MANY wives, none of them would be queen. In fact, it was his mother that sat on the throne. This idea is also evident in the book of Jeremiah:
18 Say to the king and to the queen mother, “Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads.”
From these two passages, we can see that the mother of the king held the title of Queen in the Davidic kingdom.
This position carries over to the Kingdom of God, as well. Since Jesus inherited the throne of His forefather, David, it is logical that He would have a Queen. Of course, Jesus never married, but the principle of the Queen Mother was established long before, and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, should rightly be viewed as His Queen.
For additional support, you might consider the following:
QUEEN MOTHER: A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF MARY’S QUEENSHIP. By Edward Sri (Emmaus Road Publishing, 827 North Fourth St., Steubenville, Ohio 43952, 2005), xvi + 216 pp. PB $14.95.
The purpose of Edward Sri’s study is to prove the queenship of Mary as explicitly revealed in the scriptures. Therefore, the bulk of his research centers around key texts from the Old and New Testaments.
In surveying the Old Testament, the author considers the importance of the queen mother within the Davidic kingdom. It was the king’s mother who ruled as queen, not the king’s wife. This is portrayed in the prophetic tradition, specifically as seen in Isaiah 7:14 and prototypically in Genesis 3:15. These passages, in considering both Testaments, are eventually associated with Israel’s messianic hopes. Thus, in the structure of the Davidic kingdom in Judah and Israel, the mother of the king and queenship and kingship were inseparably linked.