I found the following on the Syracuse.com forum: HTML: DOES say Mary was without sin. The original Greek word "kecharitomene" by which the angel addressed her indicates that she was in a permanent state of fullness of grace, which one cannot be unless one is sinless. If you are to find the fullness of Christ's truths, you cannot merely take someone's English translation of the Bible and view it from 21st century eyes. You MUST go back to the original text, if possible, and view it with the eyes of the Apostles. The ONLY way to do this is to view it from the eyes of the only organization that has kept the original meanings of Christ's teachings for 2000 years, the CATHOLIC Church. NO other Christian organization has been around as long. And, the Catholic Church has never changed any of Christ's teachings. Not once, in its 2000 year history. This is first time I have ever heard of a Bible reference about Mary being sinless. So my fellow Bible Scholars - your thoughts on the "orginial" meaning.