Visitation, the


Visitation, the
The name given to the visit of Mary, the mother of Jesus, to her cousin Elizabeth, according to Luke (1:39–55). It is commemorated in the liturgy of the East and in the Book of Common Prayer on 2 July and in the Roman Catholic and modern Anglican calendars on 31 May.

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