Matthia Langone (MATS Regent College, D.Min. VST, iconographer and lecturer) walked us through the context and meaning portrayed in her painting of the occasion of Mary’s visitation with her cousin Elizabeth as recorded in Luke 1:39-45. The more important reality of that scene was the moment of recognition for both women of the mystery of God’s working in their lives, also witnessed by a mute Zechariah. Mary’s song of praise (The Magnificat) was prompted by this moment of revelation, not the archangel’s earlier annunciation to her, as we might have expected. Christ’s ministry was all about helping us to recognize God, asking us all: “who do you say that I am?” [KH]

Matthia Langone painting The Recognition (2019)

Recognition (2019 painting by Matthia Langone) – photo provided by Veronica Dyck


Service Details

Passage: Luke 1:39-57, Romans 12:9-21, I Samuel 2:1-10

Communion: No

Ecumenical or Event:

Potluck Lunch: No

Congregational Meeting: No

Worship Team

Speaker: Matthia Langone

Worship Leader: Janice Kreider

Song Leader: J. Evan Kreider

Pianist: Ruth Enns

Usher: Henry Neufeld

Childrens Feature Leader:


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Sunday School Team

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