Holy is the Lord our God, who created and formed us and put us in a garden of delight. When we broke Your commandment through the devils guile, we lost eternal life and were cast out of paradise. But You did not leave us forever, visiting us by Your holy prophets. And in the later days, when we sat in darkness and the shadow of death, You enlightened us through Your only begotten Son, our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who of the Holy Ghost and the Virgin Mary took flesh and was made man, and taught us the way of salvation. He gave us the grace of birth from on high by water and the Spirit. He loved His own who are in the world, so that He gave Himself up for our salvation to the death that had dominion over us, whereby we were bound because of our sins.