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The angel Gabriel


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 Mary and the angel Gabriel
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.”

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; his kingdom will never end.”

“How will this be, Mary asked the angel, since I am a virgin?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.”

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

Luke 1:26-38

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What is the original story behind Christmas? In eight short episodes, we follow the story of Jesus’ birth in the words of the Bible. To find out more about The Nativity Story film, visit the official website.

All film images on this page are from The Nativity Story © New Line Cinema Productions.

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arrow The angel Gabriel

arrow Visiting Elizabeth

arrow Mary's song

arrow Joseph's doubt

arrow Going to Bethlehem

arrow The shepherds

arrow The Magi

arrow Escaping Bethlehem

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