Tag: Virgin Mary

The Birth in Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-5)

The Birth in Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-5)

Micah was one of the Twelve Prophets and possibly also a judge. He was active during the reign of three kings of Judah - Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah (roughly 757-698 BC). He also lived at the same time as the prophet Isaiah - and even quoted a passage from his book (Isaiah 2:2-4; Micah 4:1-3; … Continue reading The Birth in Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-5)

The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56)

The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56)

The Magnificat is a song of praise uttered by the Virgin Mary, found within the pages of St Luke’s gospel. The words of the song are based on a dramatic speech Mary made in the house of her elderly relative, St Elizabeth. Mary had just arrived there to share the news that she too was … Continue reading The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56)

The Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1-6)

The Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1-6)

In this stained glass scene, we see depicted St John's great vision of the Woman of the Apocalypse. As described in Revelation 12:1-6, she is seen in heaven, clothed with the sun, standing on the moon and with a crown of twelve stars on her head. The Church has always interpreted this passage to refer … Continue reading The Woman of the Apocalypse (Revelation 12:1-6)