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Back to Being Visitation is … On December 31st and January 1st, Archbishop Michael joined the faithful of Saint Basil's Orthodox Church in Watervliet NY for their Parish Feast-Day. The joy of John the Baptist, the Church has held from the time of the early Church Fathers, came from his cleansing at that moment of Original Sin, in accordance with the angel Gabriel's prophecy to Zachary, before John's conception, that "he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb" (Luke 1:15). The Visitation is mentioned only in Luke's Gospel, and Luke tells us that Mary stayed with her cousin about three months, returning home just before Elizabeth gave birth. But is there also a small message that it begins with family? It is a community that welcomes life. To serve God as one family (St. Mary of Mount Virgin Church, St. John the Baptist Church & St. Theresa's Church) “A wonderful festive meal was served afterwards in the Parish Center," said Father Peter Olsen (parish Rector). one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. It is the Visitation that should make us remember the importance of family. From this day all generations will call me blessed: We are blessed to have St. Luke preserve this scene with all the dialogue. Since 2014, for the diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes and the sanctuary of Lourdes more particularly, this day has been dedicated to the Day of Prayer for Life. While many Marian feasts are among the first feasts to have been celebrated universally by the Church, East and West, the celebration of the Visitation, even though it is found in Luke's Gospel, is a relatively late development. To get there, you follow the “way of compassion”, open to all those who are in search of inner consolation. Bibles): II Kings 6:2 It was championed by Saint Bonaventure and adopted by the Franciscans in 1263. of the Old Covenant carried Aaron's rod which sprouted; the one who Covenant, the bearer the Word just as the Ark of the Old Covenant For close to six centuries, the Visitation was celebrated on July 2, but with his revision of the Roman calendar in 1969 (at the time of the promulgation of the Novus Ordo), Pope Paul VI moved the celebration of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the last day of the Marian month of May so that it would fall between the feasts of the Annunciation and the Birth of Saint John the Baptist—a time when Luke tells us that Mary would certainly have been with Elizabeth, taking care of her cousin in her time of need. The angel Gabriel, as we have seen, told Mary at the Annunciation that Elizabeth was six months pregnant, and Luke seems to indicate that the Blessed Virgin departed for her cousin's home very soon after the Annunciation. Mary responds with the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55), a canticle or biblical hymn that has become an essential part of the Church's evening prayer (vespers). the Almighty has done great things for me, Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. He has mercy on those who fear him (“Charity begins at home?”). Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Discover how God is at work in the Archdiocese of Newark. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. Together we say the rosary for this intention, praying to the Lord, the Master of Life.“, In Lourdes, there is a little-known place where one of the vocations is to pray for life. Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church in Trenton NJ celebrated its patronal Feast-Day and 102nd anniversary on Saturday, 15 July 2017.The festivities commenced with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Michael, presiding. Parishioner Anna MacPherson was awarded a Diocesan Gramota (certificate of appreciation) for her many years of dedicated service to the parish. We can ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand more deeply, and pray with the words of Elizabeth and Mary often so that we can be united to Christ more closely. [11], Media related to Visitation (Bible) at Wikimedia Commons, Calendarium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1969), p. 93, Calendarium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1969), p. 128, Liturgical calendar of the Orthodox Church, "Lesson Three: The Ark of the New Covenant – Lesson – St. Paul Center", The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, "Joyful Mysteries (Without Distractions)", "The Holy Virgin Mary in the Syrian Orthodox Church", The Meeting of the Mother of God and Saint Elizabeth,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 02:12.