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Transcript of The Annunciation
Is Mary suddenly doubting God?
History's most important "yes"
Hail, Full of Grace
Do not be afraid
Why does the Angel say this?
The Angel Gabriel was sent from God...
...considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
This greeting signifies Mary's special union with God and is an indicator of her Immaculate Conception
Mary's "yes" to God's plan is the counterpoint to Eve's "no"
and has ALWAYS been
The Angel describes the long awaited Messiah
You might be scared too!
Other times in the scriptures when people are called "full of grace" only present-tense descriptions are used.
These verses set the scene for Mary's important role in God's plan of salvation.
Not exactly, but what does she mean?
Lk 1:5-22 Compare to the account of Zechariah. Two miraculous births, brought about in very different ways.
Let it be done unto me according to thy word.
While it sounds a little drab to our ears, Mary's yes is enthusiastic
"Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race." St. Irenaeus of Lyons
Mary is "the woman"
promised in the
book of Genesis
the first Gospel