Den korrekte betegenlse er Mariæ Bebudelse hvor 'Mariæ' er latin for 'Marias'. Det er faglige betegnelser for faste begivenheder i krkens rytmer.
Dette hellige evangelium skriver evangelisten Lukas: Da sagde Maria: »Min sjæl ophøjer Herren, og min ånd fryder sig over Gud, min frelser! Han har set til sin ringe tjenerinde. For herefter skal alle slægter prise mig salig, thi den Mægtige har gjort store ting mod mig. Helligt er hans navn, og hans barmhjertighed mod dem, der frygter ham, varer i slægt efter slægt. Han har øvet vældige gerninger med sin arm, splittet dem, der er hovmodige i deres hjertes tanker; han har styrtet de mægtige fra tronen, og han har ophøjet de ringe; sultende har han mættet med gode gaver, og rige har han sendt tomhændet bort. Han har taget sig af sin tjener Israel og husker på sin barmhjertighed som han tilsagde vore fædre – mod Abraham og hans slægt til evig tid.” Luk 1,46-55
Og lidt fra en engelsk version
In the Bible, the Annunciation is narrated in the book of Luke, Luke 1:26-38:
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name wasMary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
A separate annunciation, which is more brief but in the same vein as the one in Luke, is given to Joseph in Matthew 1:18-21:
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.