Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Apostle - New Castle, PA
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A crucifix with statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Apostle at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Newcastle, PA
Waymark Code: WM15Y4H
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 03/21/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
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This crucifix and statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Apostle are located at Saint Joseph Cemetery on Wilmington Road (Route 18) in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. The crucifix is affixed to a stone altar, with statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Apostle standing next to it. The statues and altar are in the mid-point of the road the runs through the cemetery, where there is a traffic circle.

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. He was born of the Virgin Mary nearly two thousand years ago in the city of Bethlehem. At about 30 years of age, Jesus began preaching, calling men to repentance and to love of God and neighbor. Within three years of his public ministry beginning, Jesus was arrested, scourged, and crucified. He died on the cross and was laid in a tomb. On the third day, however, He rose from the dead and began appearing to his disciples. He told them to go throughout the word preaching and baptizing. He ascended into heaven and Christians believe that those who believe in Him and follow His commandments will be saved when He comes again to judge the world.

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. Mary, who stood by the cross, is sometimes referred to as Our Mother of Sorrows. Today, Mary is venerated as the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven.

Saint John was one of Christ's twelve Apostles and the author of the fourth Gospel included in the New Testament. He was the "Beloved Disciple" who sat next to Christ at the Last Supper and stood by the cross during the crucifixion of Christ. It is believed that he outlived all of the other Apostles and was the only one not to die a martyrs death. Four books of the New Testament are attributed to him, including a Gospel, three Epistles, and the Apocalypse (Revelation). His feast day is celebrated on December 27th.
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Saint Joseph Cemetery

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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