Mar 25 – The Annunciation

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Mar 25 - The Annunciation

The Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary
25 March NT

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From the Satucket Lectionary

In the first chapter of Luke we read how the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Christ, and how Mary answered, “Here I am, the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be to me as you have said.” It is reasonable to suppose that Our Lord was conceived immediately after this. Accordingly, since we celebrate His birth on 25 December, we celebrate the Annunciation nine months earlier, on 25 March.

The Annunciation, by Fra AngelicoThe Annunciation, by Fra Angelico

For many centuries most European countries took 25 March, not 1 January, as the day when the number of the year changed, so that 24 March 1201 was followed by 25 March 1202. If you had asked…

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