1. The Annunciation of Our Lord

Luke 1:26-27. “And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.”

“The Annunciation to Mary inaugurates the ‘fullness of time’ (Gal 4:4), the time of the fulfillment of God’s promises and preparations” (CCC, 484).

Our Father, 10 Hail Marys (contemplating the mystery), Glory Be and Fatima Prayer.  Vatican

The Mysteries through Music:

Russian Orthodox Choir, Sacred Russian singing Chesnokov’s “Gabriel Appeared”

English translation: Gabriel stood before thee, O Maiden, Revealing the pre-eternal counsel, Saluting thee and exclaiming: “Rejoice, O earth unsown!  Rejoice, O bush unburnt!  Rejoice, O depth hard to fathom!  Rejoice, O bridge leading to the heavens and lofty ladder, which Jacob beheld!  Rejoice, O divine jar of Manna!  Rejoice, annulment of the curse!  Rejoice, restoration of Adam: the Lord is with thee!