Blessed Virgin Mary - Lyndora, PA
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N 40° 51.024 W 079° 54.841
17T E 591539 N 4522717
A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Lyndora, PA
Waymark Code: WM170GZ
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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This statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located outside of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, at the intersection of Main Street and Chesapeake Street, in Lyndora, Pennsylvania. The statue is in the yard in front of the church, directly behind the church sign. The statue depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary standing, holding a sash, known as the Cincture of the Theotokos. On the base of the statue is engraved, "In memory of Frank Benko by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Benko Sr. and Family."

The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated by Christians as the Mother of the Word Incarnate, Our Lord Jesus Christ. As a young girl betrothed to St. Joseph, Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel and told that she would conceive a son by the Holy Ghost, who would be the Son of God. In humble obedience to the divine messenger, Mary replied, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to thy word." In Bethlehem, her Son was born and was adored by shepherds and kings. As is known throughout the world, this Son, Jesus Christ, went on to suffer on the cross and rise again, offering salvation to the world through Him. Today, Mary is venerated as the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven.
Associated Religion(s): Byzantine Catholic

Statue Location: Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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