Archangel Michael

The Magnificat

(Luke 1: 46-55)

The Magnificat

The Magnificat, also called the Song of the Theotokos, is a hymn taken from the words of the Theotokos. Shortly after the Annunciation of Archangel Gabriel to the Theotokos, she visited the wife of Zachariah, her cousin Elizabeth, who was herself pregnant with John the Baptist; in response to Elizabeth's salutation, Mary spoke the words of the Magnificat, which accordingly appear in the Gospel of Luke, 1:46-55.


“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior

Because He has looked upon the lowliness of His handmaid;

For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Because He Who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.

His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him.


He has won victory with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away,

He has given help to Israel His servant, mindful of His mercy, Even as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever

Archangel Gabriel