30/11/2005

Ein Kerem - Church of the Visitation

 

 

While John was in Elizabeth's womb, the pregnant Mary visited her. To the southwest, on a hill, the facade of a Church of the Visitation presents a mosaic (made in 1955) depicting Mary's visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-45) : Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

And she cried out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord." 

 

 

 

    

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