THE BETROTHAL OF ST. MARYSt. Mary stayed in the Temple till her adolescence under the supervision of St. Zechariah, the priest and Anna, the prophetess. Following the Jewish custom, the priests planned the betrothal of St. Mary. Since she had made a vow of virginity before God, the purpose of her betrothal was to identify a perfect guardian to protect her and her vow of virginity. Impressed by her reported virtuous life and scholarship, several young men of her tribe wanted to marry her.
By: N.G.Philip, Bethel, Nalamchira, Thiruvananthapuram-695015, Kerala, India & Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.
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