Thursday, December 08, 2022


 Now in the sixth month the messenger Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilaia, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Ioseph, of the family of Dauid, the name of the virgin being Mariam. And having entered, he said to her, Grace to you, grace-given! The Lord is with you! You are to be praised among women!

And at this saying she was agitated and was debating what kind of greeting this was. And the angel said, Fear not, Mariam! You have found grace from God. And see! You will conceive in the womb and produce a son, and you shall call his name Iesous. He will be great and will be called Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give him the throne of Dauid his father, and he will rule over the family of Iakob in perpetuity, and his rulership will have no end.

Then Mariam said to the messenger, How will this be, as I am not knowing a man?

And the messenger responded to her, The Holy Spirit will arrive upon you and the power of the Highest will envelop you; thus the Holy One born will also be called the Son of God. And see! Elisabet your kinswoman has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her, who was called barren. For with God there is no incapability for any claim whatsoever.

Then Mariam said, See the servant girl of the Lord! May things happen to me as you have claimed.

And the messenger went away from her.

[Luke 1:26-38, my rough translation.]