The Archangel Gabriel announced onto Mary that she would bear God’s only Son.

Mary, being a godly woman, did not question the conception of Our Lord by the Holy Ghost in her womb, nor the enormous responsibility of being the Mother of God.

She was rewarded for her faith in believing that . . .”with God nothing shall be impossible: And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word.” (The day’s gospel, page E 44, The People’s Anglican Missal).

“Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women: and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” (The day’s offertory, page E 44, The People’s Anglican Missal).