6th lesson: (Luke 1: 26-35 and 38)
The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town
in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.
The virgin’s name was Mary.
And he came to her and said: Greetings, favoured one,
the Lord is with you,
But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what
sort of greeting this might be.
The angel said to her: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb
and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.
He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever,
and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Mary said to the angel: How can this be, since I am a virgin ?
The angel said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be holy;
he will be called Son of God.
Then Mary said: Here am I, the servant of the Lord:
let it be with me according to your word.
Then the angel departed from her.
Thanks be to God