Over four half-hour episodes the drama will tell the traditional tale known to millions from a very human perspective. With Mary and Joseph's enduring love story at the centre this familiar story is given a contemporary twist, as the drama follows Joseph and Mary from their initial courtship – Joseph desperate to win the heart of Mary – to his emotional turmoil at her unexpected pregnancy.
1. A cup of milk was offered to me, and I drank it in the sweetness of the Lord's kindness.2. The Son is the cup, and the Father is He who was milked; and the Holy Spirit is She who milked Him;3. Because His breasts were full, and it was undesirable that His milk should be ineffectually released.4. The Holy Spirit opened Her bosom, and mixed the milk of the two breasts of the Father.5. Then She gave the mixture to the generation without their knowing, and those who have received it are in the perfection of the right hand.6. The womb of the Virgin took it, and she received conception and gave birth.7. So the Virgin became a mother with great mercies.8. And she labored and bore the Son but without pain, because it did not occur without purpose.9. And she did not require a midwife, because He caused her to give life.10. She brought forth like a strong man with desire, and she bore according to the manifestation, and she acquired according to the Great Power.11. And she loved with redemption, and guarded with kindness, and declared with grandeur.Hallelujah
1. And after this I looked, and the angel who spoke to me and led me said to me, "Understand, Isaiah son of Amoz, because for this purpose I was sent from the Lord."2 And I saw a woman of the family of David the prophet whose name (was) Mary, and she (was) a virgin and was betrothed to a man whose name (was) Joseph, a carpenter, and he also (was) of the seed and family of the righteous David of Bethlehem in Judah.3 And he came into his lot. And when she was betrothed, she was found to be pregnant, and Joseph the carpenter wished to divorce her.4 But the angel of the Spirit appeared in this world, and after this Joseph did not divorce Mary; but he did not reveal this matter to anyone.5 And he did not approach Mary, but kept her as a holy virgin, although she was pregnant.6 And he did not live with her for two months.7 And after two months of days, while Joseph was in his house, and Mary his wife, but both alone,8 it came about, when they were alone, that Mary then looked with her eyes and saw a small infant, and she was astounded.9 And after her astonishment had worn off, her womb was found as (it was) at first, before she had conceived.10 And when her husband, Joseph, said to her, "What has made you astounded?" his eyes were opened, and he saw the infant and praised the Lord, because the Lord had come in his lot.11 And a voice came to them, "Do not tell this vision to anyone."12 But the story about the infant was spread abroad in Bethlehem.13 Some said, "The virgin Mary has given birth before she has been married two months."14 But many said, "She did not give birth; the midwife did not go up (to her), and we did not hear (any) cries of pain." And they were all blinded concerning him; they all knew about him, but they did not know from where he was.15 And they took him and went to Nazareth in Galilee