Elizabeth is Mary’s older relative, yet she considers it an honor that Mary should visit her. She even calls Mary “the mother of my Lord.” And so the Church has called Mary “Theotokos,” which means the bearer of God.
Mary, Promises Of God, Pregnancy, Magnificat, Theotokos
We will understand better the term Mother of God if we realize that the January 1 feast is really a feast of Our Lord Jesus.
Circumcision, Theotokos, Mary Mother Of God, Mother Of God, Nestorius