Jesus Miraculous Conception
Luke 1:26-33 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was very perplexed and at this statement and kept pondering what type of salutation this was. The angel said to her, ” Do not be afraid Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
Luke 1:34-38 Mary said to the angel, ” How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered and said to her, ” The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. And behold your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, ” behold the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
The Birth of Christ
Luke 2:1-7 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. While they were there the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first born son; and she wrapped him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth
Luke 2:8-14 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid; for I behold, I bring good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord”. “This will be the sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger”. And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased”.