Book of Genesis 3:9-15.20.
The LORD God called to Adam and asked
him, «Where are you?»
He answered, "I heard you in the
garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself."
Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked? You have eaten, then, from the tree of
which I had forbidden you to eat!"
The man replied,
"The woman whom you put here with me--she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it."
The LORD God then asked the woman, "Why did you do such a thing?" The
woman answered, "The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it."
Then the LORD God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, you shall be banned
from all the animals and from all the wild creatures; On your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall
you eat all the days of your life.
I will put enmity
between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head, while
you strike at his heel."
The man called his wife Eve,
because she became the mother of all the living.
Sing a new song to the LORD, who has done marvelous deeds, Whose right
hand and holy arm have won the victory.
The LORD has made his
victory known; has revealed his triumph for the nations to see,
Has remembered faithful love toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have
seen the victory of our God.
Has remembered faithful
love toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our
remembered faithful love toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory
of our God.
Has remembered faithful love toward the
house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth; break into song; sing
Letter to the Ephesians 1:3-6.11-12.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the
as he chose us in him, before the foundation
of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love
he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of
for the praise of the glory of his grace that
he granted us in the beloved.
In him we were also
chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the one who accomplishes all things according to the
intention of his will,
so that we might exist for the
praise of his glory, we who first hoped in Christ.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
according to Saint Luke 1:26-38.
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to
a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a
man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with
But she was greatly troubled at what was said and
pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall
name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son
of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom
there will be no end."
But Mary said to the angel, "How
can this be, since I have no relations with a man?"
angel said to her in reply, "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 called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her
old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God."
said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Then the
angel departed from her.