St Joseph Healing Oil (Patron for Persons Living in Exile)
St Joseph Living Exile (Hebrew: יוסף, romanized: Yosef; Greek: Ἰωσήφ, romanized: Ioséph) a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who. According to the canonical Gospels, married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the legal father of Jesus. The Gospels also name some brothers of Jesus: (1) the sons of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Joseph; (2) sons of Mary, the wife of Clopas and sister of Mary the mother of Jesus; or (3) sons of Joseph by a former marriage.
Joseph venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church and Anglicanism. His feast day observed by some Lutherans. In Catholic traditions, Joseph regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days. The month of March dedicated to Saint Joseph. Pope Pius IX declared him to be both the patron and the protector of the Catholic Church, in addition to his patronages of the sick and of a happy death, due to the belief that he died in the presence of Jesus and Mary. Joseph become patron of various dioceses and places. Being a patron saint of the virgins, too, he venerated as “most chaste”. A specific veneration tributed to the most chaste and pure heart of Saint Joseph.
The Pauline epistles the oldest extant Christian writings. These mention Jesus’ mother (without naming her), but do not refer to his father. The Gospel of Mark, believed to be the first gospel to be written and with a date about two decades after Paul, also does not mention Jesus’ father.
The first appearance of Joseph in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, often dated from around 80–90 AD. Each contains a genealogy of Jesus showing ancestry from King David, but through different sons; Matthew follows the major royal line from Solomon, while Luke traces another line back to Nathan, another son of David and Bathsheba. Consequently, all the names between David and Joseph are different.
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