“Having reached the city of Nazareth, Gabriel now salutes thee, the living city of Christ the King, and cries aloud to the: Hail, thou who are blessed and full of divine grace: thou shalt hold in thy womb God made flesh, and through thee in His compassion He shall call back mankind to its ancient state. Blessed is the divine and immortal fruit of thy womb, who through thee grants the world great mercy.” From the small vespers for the Annunciation
I lit a candle for our Virgin and Child to commemorate today and said prayers when I went into the church to check that everything was alright.
We beseech you, O Lord, pour your grace into our hearts, that as we have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.