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It was only gradually that it became one of the important part of the monastic habit.Later, like the analabus , it was solemnly presented during the clothing and the symbolism of the scapular is emphasized in the formula used during this ceremony.In former times also two segments of cloth hung over the shoulders, which they covered, and thus formed a cross with the longitudinal segments over the breast and back (cf. And, just as the stole is the special sign of the priestly dignity and power, the scapular is now the sign of the monk. Benedict, the scapular was at first nothing else than a working garment or apron such as was then worn by agricultural labourers. Benedict, it was expressly termed "scapulare propter opera" (c. The scapular of the West corresponded to the analabus of the East.Ceremony and symbolism Monastic formulae of profession of the West from the ninth century make no mention of the investment with the scapular.Especially the analabus but also the scapular was often called simply crux (cross) on account of its shape, and symbolism introduced accordingly. Perhaps the smaller scapular for the night is here hinted at or foreshadowed.
When used without the article, it would seem to be a proper name.
But since Jesus was the product of a virgin conception, then he does not share in his fathers Davidic ancestry. In a letter from the Vatican dated 19 December 1995, the Pope's Assessor, Monsignor L. Monsignor Sandri declined to answer our questions, but informed us that the members of the French Dominican Fathers' Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem would probably provide satisfactory explanations.