1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was void and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep. Then God said: “Let there be light!” and light was made. This was the work of the first day.
2. On the second day was created the firmament with all its expansive beauty. On the third day God gathered together the waters into one place, and commanded the dry land to appear; the waters He called sea, and the dry land earth. Thus were formed the fountains, the streams, and the rivers.
3. Then God commanded the earth to bring forth plants, and green trees, and flowers of many various forms and different colors. On the fourth day were made the great lights that shine in the heavens: the sun, the moon, and the stars. On the fifth day the fish that are in the waters, and the birds that are in the air were created.
4. The sixth day God created all manner of living creatures that are upon the earth, each in its kind. At last He said: “Let us make man to our own image and likeness, and let him have dominion over the whole earth.” So God formed man out of the slime of the earth, and breathed into him an immortal soul, and called him Adam; that is, taken from the earth. God saw all the things that He had made, and they were good. So He rested on the seventh day, and blessed it.
5. As God created man on the sixth day of creation, so on Good Friday, the sixth day of Holy Week, He redeemed him. And as the body of the first Adam was formed from the earth whilst it was yet pure and blessed, so was Jesus Christ, the second Adam, born of Mary, a virgin, pure and without original sin.
- Bishop Richard Gilmour. “The Creation of the World”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2015. Web. 9 December 2016. <>