Mary, Mother of Jesus – Summary

Mary, Mother of Jesus – Summary

Mary, or Virgin Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ, a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee. While betrothed to Joseph the angel Gabriel told Mary that she had ‘found favour with God’ and that she should ‘conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.’ Mary, asking the angel how this could be, since she knew not a man, was told that ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.’ see Luke 1:26-35 According to Jewish custom, the betrothal would have taken place when Mary was around 12, with the birth of Jesus occurring about a year later. She was present at the marriage where Jesus performed his first miracle and among the women at his crucifixion.

Joseph and Mary Arrive at Bethlehem

Joseph and Mary Arrive at Bethlehem

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