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The Virgin Mary

New Testament Explained

The Virgin Mary, also known as the Mother of Jesus, holds a special place in the hearts of Christians worldwide. She is revered for her unwavering faith, her humility, and her role in bringing forth the Savior of the world.


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Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth

So the Virgin Mary was a young Jewish woman from Nazareth who received a visit from the angel Gabriel. The angel informed her that she had been chosen to bear a child who would be the Son of God. Despite the overwhelming nature of this news, Mary humbly accepted her role in God’s plan.

Tomb of the Virgin Mary
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Mary’s Faith

Mary’s faith and obedience to God were truly remarkable. She faced many challenges throughout her life, including the difficulties of being an unwed mother in a culture that placed great importance on virginity and purity. Mary also had to flee to Egypt with Joseph and the infant Jesus to escape King Herod’s persecution.

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The Virgin Mary was a devoted mother to Jesus and supported him throughout his ministry, even as she witnessed his suffering and death on the cross. Mary’s presence at the foot of the cross is a powerful reminder of her faith and love for her son.


The 11th (Jesus Nailed to the Cross) and the 13th (Mary in Pain) Station of the Cross at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Throughout history, the Virgin Mary has been revered by Christians in many different ways. She has been depicted in art, music, and literature; many churches have been dedicated to her honor. Catholics, in particular, hold a deep devotion to Mary and refer to her as the “Mother of God.”

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The Crypt of the Church

In addition to her role as the Mother of Jesus, Mary has also been seen as a symbol of hope, comfort, and intercession. Many Christians believe Mary can intercede for them and ask for God’s help and mercy.

Overall, the Virgin Mary holds a special place in Christian theology and history. Her faith, humility, and devotion to God have inspired countless believers throughout the centuries, and her example continues to provide comfort and hope to people worldwide.

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