Gospel of Luke

Note: Since the Primer of 1599 does not include the Latin text of these passages, the Latin has been taken instead from various other sources.

Gloria tibi Domine.

Glory be to thee O Lord.

In illo tempore, missus est angelus Gabriel a Deo in civitatem Galilaeae, cui nomen Nazareth, ad virginem desponsatam viro, cui nomen erat Joseph, de domo David, et nomen virginis Maria. Et ingressus angelus ad eam dixit: Ave gratia plena: Dominus tecum: benedicta tu in mulieribus. Quae cum audisset, turbata est in sermone eius, et cogitabat qualis esset ista salutatio. Et ait angelus ei: Ne timeas Maria, invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum: ecce concipies in utero, et paries filium, et vocabis nomen eius Iesum: hic erit magnus, et Filius Altissimi vocabitur, et dabit illi Dominus Deus sedem David patris eius: et regnabit in domo Iacob in aeternum, et regni eius non erit finis. Dixit autem Maria ad angelum: Quomodo fiet istud, quoniam virum non cognosco? Et respondens angelus dixit ei: Spiritus sanctus superveniet in te, et virtus Altissimi obumbrabit tibi. Ideoque et quod nascetur ex te sanctum, vocabitur Filius Dei. Et ecce Elisabeth cognata tua, et ipsa concepit filium in senectute sua: et hic mensis sextus est illi, quae vocatur sterilis: quia non erit impossibile apud Deum omne verbum. Dixit autem Maria: Ecce ancilla Domini, fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

At that time, the Angel Gabriel was sent of 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. And the Angel being entered in, said unto her, Hail full of Grace, our Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought what manner of salutation this should be. And the Angel said to her, Fear not Mary, for thou has found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bear a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the most High, and our Lord God shall give him the seat of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the Angel, How shall this be done: because I know not man? And the Angel answering, said to her, The holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most high shall overshadow thee. And therefore also that which of thee shall be born Holy, shall be called the son of God. And behold Elizabeth thy cousin, she also hath conceived a son in her old age: and this month, is the sixth to her that is called barren: because there shall not be impossible with God any word. And Mary said, behold the handmaid of our Lord, be it done to me according to thy word.

Deo gratias.

Thanks be to God.

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