God gave promises to our people, and with this first cup we recall them:

Adonai freed us from the burdens of Egypt.

Baruch Atah Ado-nai Elo-heinu Melech Ha-olam
Boreh Pree Ha-ga-fen.

We thank you God for giving us the gift of Festivals for joy and holidays
for happiness, among them this day of Pesach, the festival of our liberation,
a day of sacred assembly recalling the Exodus from Egypt.

The Blessing of Shecheyanu is recited at this point

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has kept us
in life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season.

Baruch Atah Ado-nai, Elo-heinu Melech Ha-olam, She-heche-yanu,
V'kiye-manu Vehigi-yanu La-z'man Ha-zeh.

The first cup of wine is drunk, and the cup is refilled.

haggadah Section: Kadesh