The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Said Mass, by the Rector

The Virgin Mary is mentioned in the New Testament only by the four evangelists, Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John—note that John refers to her, not by name, but only as the mother of Jesus.[1] This mother is there as Jesus’ ministry begins in Cana and later outside the walls of Jerusalem when he dies on a cross.[2] For the record, in John, Joseph does get a mention by name.[3] In addition to Mary’s role in Luke’s gospel, she is mentioned once at the beginning of Luke’s second book, the Acts of the Apostles.[4]
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