The Announcement to Mary

الْمَجْدُ للهِ! Praise be to God always!ܬܶܫܒܽܘܚܬܳܐ ܠܰܐܠܳܗܳܐ!

Entrance Hymn

Gabriel Spoke Words of Peace

Syriac: fsheeto

Gabriel spoke words of peace in greeting Mary,
telling the immaculate and holy Virgin
this joyful news:
“Jesus Christ, the Son of God, most pure,
will appear from you!”
You are blest in heaven and on earth, O Mary.
Mother of our Lord and God, we sing your praises.
Alleluia! Give thanks to the Lord!
To the town of Nazareth God sent his angel
to announce the good news of the birth of Jesus,
the Son of God:
“Mary, you will bear Emmanuel,”
Gabriel proclaimed.
“God is with you and he dwells in you, O Mary.
He will shine forth from your womb to save the whole world.”
Alleluia! Give thanks to the Lord!
Mary, tell us what was said when Gabriel spoke,
when he then announced to you
the birth of God’s Son, Emmanuel.
“‘Peace,’ he greeted me, I took God’s peace,
then I gave that peace.”
From this day, on earth, the peace of God is planted,
and the heights and depths cry out: “O come, Lord Jesus!”
Alleluia! Give thanks to the Lord!

Opening Prayers

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

O Son of the Heavenly Father, it was pleasing in your eyes to become the Son of the Virgin Mary, and so the archangel Gabriel came to announce the good news, bringing the peace of the Father to the one who is blessed among women. Prepare us to celebrate your glorious birth with joy and gladness, that we may raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever.

Prayer of Forgiveness (Husoyo)


Let us raise glory, honor, and praise to the Father, who sent Gabriel to Nazareth as a messenger; and to the Son, who dwelt in the Virgin Mary as the Good News; and to the Spirit, who sanctified her and accomplished this wondrous mystery. To the Good One be glory and honor, on this feast, and all the days of our lives, and forever. Amen.


Glory to you, O Exalted One, for you chose to live among us. You are the power who dwelt in the pure Virgin Mary and appeared from her as God Incarnate. Today we cry out, proclaiming:
Blessed are you, O Mary, because the Son of God has chosen you as his mother!
Blessed are you, O Mary, because of you Adam has been freed!
Blessed are you, O Mary, because you are the glory of nations and the pride of all generations!
Now, O Word of God, we ask you, with the fragrance of this incense and in your mercy, to pardon our faults and give us the gifts of your Spirit. Grant security to your flock and peace to your monasteries and convents, piety to priests and purity to deacons, dignity to the elderly and generosity to parents, restraint to the youth and a good education to children. Sanctify monks and nuns, and spread truth and love throughout the world. Grant rest to the departed in your eternal kingdom, that we may raise glory and thanks to you, to your Father, and to your Holy Spirit, forever. Amen. Amen.

Hymn (Qolo)

Your Announcement This Day, O Lord

Syriac: ehnono noohro shareero

Your announcement this day, O Lord,
makes the universe rejoice.
Hear the Church and her children sing
praises as they shout with joy.
For today a messenger,
sent down from the Father’s house,
brings the Virgin joyful news:
“Christ will dawn from your pure womb.
Adam’s children he will save.”
Come, Isaiah, rejoice with us!
Son of Amoz, sing with praise!
For your words now have been fulfilled
and your prophecy made known:
that a virgin shall conceive
and Emmanuel be born,
he whose name means “God with us!”
Taking flesh, God came as man,
dwelling here with us on earth.
Mary, God’s angel said to you
that the Spirit would descend
and the Lord’s power from on high
would come down and dwell in you.
He will reign in Jacob’s house,
and his kingdom will not end.
All the peoples of the earth
will sing praise, from age to age,
to the Savior who is God.


O pure Virgin Mary, you are the cloud who has dropped down dew on the world, filling it with the sweet fragrance of Christ. On this feast of your Annunciation, implore your only Son with us to accept our incense and to fill us with his heavenly graces, that we may thank him, his Father, and his Holy Spirit, forever. Amen. Amen.

Qadishat Aloho (Trisagion)

ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܚܰܝܶܠܬܳܢܳܐ. ܩܰܕܺܝܫܰܬ ܠܳܐ ܡܳܝܽܘܬܳܐ. ܐܶܬܪܰܚܰܡ ܥܠܰܝܢ.
Qadishat Aloho. Qadishat Hayeltono. Qadishat lo moyuto. EtraHam 3alayn.
You are holy, O God. You are holy, O Strong One. You are holy, O Imortal One. Have mercy on us.
قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا الله، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا قَوِي، قُدُوسٌ أَنْتَ يا مَنْ لا يَموتْ، إِرْحَمْنا

Holy and immortal Lord, sanctify our minds and purify our consciences, that we may praise you with purity and listen to your Holy Scriptures. To you be glory forever. Amen.

Psalm of the Readings

Syriac: ramremain

The announcement to Mary
that she would conceive God’s Son
makes the Church ever joyful,
and we sing our praise to God.
From the Father, an angel
has been sent to earth this day
to announce to the Virgin:
“You will bear the One who saves.”
“Here am I,” said the Virgin,
“servant of the Lord my God.
Let it be as you told me,
and I thank the Lord Most High.”


A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians. Your blessing, Father.

Glory to the Lord of Paul and the apostles! May the mercy of God descend upon the reader and the listeners and upon this parish and her children forever. Amen.

Brothers and Sisters:
I give an example from daily life: once a person’s will has been ratified, no one adds to it or annuls it. Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring; it does not say, “And to offsprings,” as of many; but it says, “And to your offspring,” that is, to one person, who is Christ. My point is this: the law, which came four hundred thirty years later, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. For if the inheritance comes from the law, it no longer comes from the promise; but God granted it to Abraham through the promise. Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring would come to whom the promise had been made; and it was ordained through angels by a mediator. Now a mediator involves more than one party; but God is one. Is the law then opposed to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could make alive, then righteousness would indeed come through the law. But the scripture has imprisoned all things under the power of sin, so that what was promised through faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
(Galatians 3:15-22)

Praise be to God always!


Alleluia! Alleluia!
“Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women.”
(Luke 1:28.42)

Before the proclamation of the Gospel of our Savior, announcing life for our souls, we offer this incense and ask for your mercy, O Lord.

Peace be with you.

And with your spirit.

From the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke, who proclaimed life to the world.
Let us listen to the proclalation of life and salvation for our souls.

Remain silent, O listeners, for the Holy Gospel is about to be proclaimed to you.
Listen and give glory and thanks to the Word of the living God.

The Evangelist wrote:
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “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 holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
(Luke 1:26-38)

This is the truth! Peace be with you!

Praise and blessings to Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, for giving us his words of life.