Evangelical Catholic Church
Mary, Mother of God
321. Who is Mary?
Mary, the mother of
God, is our mother, too. Just as Mary gave us Jesus through God’s
grace, so Jesus in turn gave Mary to the Church when he said to the
beloved disciple, “Behold, your mother” (Jn 19:27).
322. What is the
The Immaculate Conception refers to the condition
that the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from Original Sin from the
very moment of her conception in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne.
is the Nativity of Mary?
learn the names of Mary's parents, Joachim and Anna, as well as the
tradition that the couple was childless until an angel appeared to
Anna and told her that she would conceive a daughter - Mary.
324. What is the meaning of the Virgin Birth?
Now the birth of Jesus Christ
was as follows: when His
mother Mary had been betrothed
to Joseph, before they came together she was found
to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And
Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to
disgrace her, planned to
send her away secretly.
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of
the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph,
son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the
Child who has been conceived
in her is of the Holy Spirit.She
will bear a Son; and you
shall call His name Jesus, for
save His people from their sins.” Now
all this took
place to fulfill what was spoken
by the Lord through the prophet: “Behold,
the virgin shall be with child
and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,”
which translated means, “God
with us.” And
from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and
took Mary as
his wife, 25 but
kept her a virgin until she gave
birth to a Son; and he
called His name Jesus.
325. What is the Assumption of Mary?
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary
and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin
to decay--a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of