August 15, 2013, Gospel

Luke    1: 39-56

1:39 And in those days, Mary, rising up, traveled quickly into the hill country, to a city of Judah.

1:40 And she entered into the house of Zechariah, and she greeted Elizabeth.

1:41 And it happened that, as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

1:42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

1:43 And how does this concern me, so that the mother of my Lord would come to me?

1:44 For behold, as the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.

1:45 And blessed are you who believed, for the things that were spoken to you by the Lord shall be accomplished.”

1:46 And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord.

1:47 And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Saviour.

1:48 For he has looked with favor on the humility of his handmaid. For behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed.

1:49 For he who is great has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

1:50 And his mercy is from generation to generations for those who fear him.

1:51 He has accomplished powerful deeds with his arm. He has scattered the arrogant in the intentions of their heart.

1:52 He has deposed the powerful from their seat, and he has exalted the humble.

1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

1:54 He has taken up his servant Israel, mindful of his mercy,

1:55 just as he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

1:56 Then Mary stayed with her for about three months. And she returned to her own house.


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