Why the name Saint Mary? Here is a little
Lutheran Reformation history: The Stadtkirche (City Church)
in Wittenberg Germany was known as the "Mother Church of the
Reformation." More officially named St. Mary's Church (Marienskirche),
the City Church has sections dating from the 13th century,
making it the oldest structure in Wittenberg. Martin Luther
preached at Saint Mary's regularly, he and his wife
Katherine were married there in 1525, and his six children
were baptized there too! Other names include Stadtkirche;
City Church; Marienskirche; St. Mary's Church; Stadtkirche
St Marien; and the City Church of St. Mary.
Visit the Lutherhaus in Wittenerg, Germany...
By the very name of our mission congregation, we acknowledge our Lutheran
heritage and the contributions and service of women
throughout the history the Christian Church.
Our name has also been chosen for those saints, the faithful
women of the Scriptures who were named Mary. Among them we
remember: Mary Magdalene who anointed the feet of Jesus, and
wiped his feet with her hair, whom together with Mary the
wife of Cleophus were present at the crucifixion; Mary the
sister of Martha who sat at the feet of Jesus to listen and
learn, having chose the “One Thing Needful;” Mary, the
mother of John who offered her home where many gathered to
pray; and especially the Virgin Mary “Blessed Among Women,”
the Mother of our Lord.
Bible Verses Referencing The Name Mary:
1. Matthew 1:16
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ.
2. Matthew 1:18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
3. Matthew 1:20
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of
the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou
son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for
that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
4. Matthew 2:11
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young
child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped
him: and when they had opened their treasures, they
presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
5. Matthew 13:55
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called
Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and
6. Matthew 27:56
Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
7. Matthew 27:61
And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting
over against the sepulchre.
8. Matthew 28:1
In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other
Mary to see the sepulchre.
9. Mark 6:3
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of
James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his
sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
10. Mark 15:40
There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was
Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of
Joses, and Salome;
11. Mark 15:47
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where
he was laid.
12. Mark 16:1
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that
they might come and anoint him.
13. Mark 16:9
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast
14. Luke 1:27
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
15. Luke 1:30
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast
found favour with God.
16. Luke 1:34
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I
know not a man?
17. Luke 1:38
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto
me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
18. Luke 1:39
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country
with haste, into a city of Juda;
19. Luke 1:41
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the
salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and
Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
20. Luke 1:46
And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
21. Luke 1:56
And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to
her own house.
22. Luke 2:5
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with
23. Luke 2:16
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and
the babe lying in a manger.
24. Luke 2:19
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her
25. Luke 2:34
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother,
Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of
many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken
26. Luke 8:2
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven
27. Luke 10:39
And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus'
feet, and heard his word.
28. Luke 10:42
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good
part, which shall not be taken away from her.
29. Luke 24:10
It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of
James, and other women that were with them, which told these
things unto the apostles.
30. John 11:1
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the
town of Mary and her sister Martha.
31. John 11:2
(It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and
wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was
32. John 11:19
And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort
them concerning their brother.
33. John 11:20
Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming,
went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
34. John 11:28
And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary
her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth
35. John 11:31
The Jews then which were with her in the house, and
comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily
and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave
to weep there.
36. John 11:32
Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she
fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst
been here, my brother had not died.
37. John 11:45
Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the
things which Jesus did, believed on him.
38. John 12:3
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very
costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet
with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of
39. John 19:25
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his
mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary
40. John 20:1
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when
it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone
taken away from the sepulchre.
41. John 20:11
But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she
wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
42. John 20:16
Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith
unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
43. John 20:18
Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen
the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
44. Acts 1:14
These all continued with one accord in prayer and
supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus,
and with his brethren.
45. Acts 12:12
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house
of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where
many were gathered together praying.
46. Romans 16:6
Greet Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.