Feast of Annunciation

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On March 25 in the Orthodox Church we commemorate the Annunciation to the Theotokos.

According to the Gospel of Luke 1:26-38, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce to her that she would conceive and bear a son, even though she “knew no man.”

This date was selected by the Church Fathers to be exactly nine months ahead of the Nativity of Our Lord (or vice-versa?), indicating that Christ was conceived in perfection at that time “of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,” as stated in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.”

The fast is relaxed today, so for me that means olive oil and wine in my potluck dishes tonight. Recipes coming tomorrow.

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  1. Joyous FEAST DAY!!! We were at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church last night for Vespers…Father Jerry made all of us cry during his homily…Tonight will be Vesperal Liturgy for the feast at my parish St. Nicholas OCA and of course a potluck following. LOL

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