The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. The ceremony on the day of pilgrimage to the Church of the Visitation "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! "&(Luke 1:42) The Church of the Visitation is apparently the more ancient of the two churches in Ein Karem. Tradition attributes its construction to Empress Helena, Constantine's mother, who identified the site as the home of Zechariah and the place where he and Elizabeth hid from Herod's soldiers.