The film begins with the Annunciation: Mary, a young Galilean, virginal conceived the Messiah, the Son of God. Her husband Joseph, a humble carpenter, decided to stay by his side throughout. When Caesar Augustus ordered the Jews to register people, the couple embarks on a journey to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Meanwhile, Maria Magdalena, a young woman from the same town that Mary, turns away from God and placed in the palace of King Herod, Herodias where convinces her to lose her innocence in the arms of the king's son.
Who was Mary of Nazareth? Shot on location and featuring a cast of 110 actors and 8,500 extras, this feature-length film tells the story of Mary's life, following her as she grows into a young woman, marries Joseph, is visited by the angel and bears her blessed child in a manger. The story also depicts Mary's experiences as Jesus grows into a man, meets John the Baptist and begins his ministry, leading to his eventual betrayal and crucifixion.