Mary (Mother of Jesus)

Mary (Mother of Jesus) was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth according to the New Testament and the Quran.

The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin; according to Christian theology, she conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit while still a virgin. The miraculous conception took place when she was already betrothed to Joseph. She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.

Mary (Mother of Jesus) has been venerated since Early Christianity and is considered by millions to be the most meritorious saint of the religion. She is claimed to have miraculously appeared to believers many times over the centuries. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as the mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God (Θεοτόκος, Theotokos, ‘God-bearer’).

Mary also has the highest position in Islam among all women. She is mentioned in the Quran more often than in the Bible, where two of the longer chapters of the Quran are named after her and her family.

Mary as title

Mary

Who is Mary, Mother of Jesus?

Chronology

Perspectives on Mary

Marian dogmas

idolatry

The veneration of images of Mary is called Marian devotion (Lithuania), a practice questioned in the majority of Protestant Christianity.

Mary in culture