This tercet is read with the Hebrew pronunciations of the archangels’ names. Each name ends with the Hebrew el, which means “God.”
Mi-ka-el means “Who is like God?”
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In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.
Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter
“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked Jesus (John 3:9). How can a person be “born of the Spirit?”
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