Not much information is known about Elizabeth, but she has the distinction of being one of the first to know about Mary's great blessing as the Mother of God.
Zachary was a priest in Jerusalem whose wife, Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, was beyond child-bearing age. He was told by an angel in a vision that they would have a son and should name him John. When he doubted this, he was struck dumb. Elizabeth was visited by Mary, at which time Mary spoke the hymn of praise now known at the Magnificat, and after John's birth, Zachary's speech was restored. This is all that is known of Elizabeth and Zachary, and is found in the New Testament in Luke, Chapter 1. An unvarifiable tradition has Zachary murdered in the Temple when he refused to tell Herod where his son John was to be found. Their feast day is November 5th.
Other saints with the same Feast day: * St. Sylvia * St. Bertilia * St. Dominator * St. Domninus * St. Domninus * St. Fibitius * St. Galation * St. Felix and Eusebius * St. Laetus * St. Magnus
John: I'm going to see what I can do about fixing the forum banner. I guess when Proboards revamped their program the old banner got lost in the shuffle. I tried last night but was unsuccessful.
Apr 11, 2014 12:12:17 GMT -5
John: Hey it worked! Finally! LOL! It's hard to make it out but the image on the top forum banner is actually a small portion of a wall mural I have painted over the past few months in the dining here at home.
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