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  • MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021 2021 Annunciation Greeting from His Grace Bishop THOMAS (Joseph)

    03/23/2021 6:01:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Antiochian Orthdox Christian Archdiocese of North America ^ | 23 March A.D. 2021 | Bishop Thomas (Joseph)
    Beloved in Christ, I greet you with special joy on this feast – the advent of our salvation, our freedom from imprisonment (Psalm 141), and the dawning of the Good News. The thrice-holy God has provided us this radiant feast in the midst of the Great Fast. It is a foretaste and promise of what awaits us if we are faithful in that fast. All too often we regard this feast as a temporary break from the Great Fast when our ascetic discipline is relaxed for a day. Yet, this feast does not stand alone for it is inextricably linked...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Mulier Fortis - A Homily for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2020 10:07:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-24-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on March 24, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Mulier Fortis – A Homily for the Feast of the Annunciation In preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives), by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner.I must say that I have always been moved—and intrigued—by the faith of the Blessed Mother. She is mulier fortis (a strong woman) and “a woman wrapped in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-20, SOL, The Annunciation of the Lord

    03/24/2020 9:11:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-25-20 | Revised New American Bible
    March 25 2020 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!” Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David! Is it not enough for you to weary people, must you also weary my God? Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Annunciation of the Ever Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    04/08/2018 9:06:28 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class [Transferred from 25th March, to allow for the Solemnities of Easter.] THIS IS A GREAT DAY, not only to man, but even to God himself; for it is the anniversary of the most solemn event that time has ever witnessed. On this day, the Divine Word, by which the Father created the world, was made flesh in the womb of a Virgin, and dwelt among us. We must spend it in joy. While we adore the Son of God who humbled himself by thus becoming Man, let us give thanks to the Father,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Annunciation of the Ever Blessed Virgin (Gueranger)

    03/24/2018 9:25:27 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double of the First Class THIS IS A GREAT DAY, not only to man, but even to God himself; for it is the anniversary of the most solemn event that time has ever witnessed. On this day, the Divine Word, by which the Father created the world, made made flesh in the womb of a Virgin, and dwelt among us. We must spend it in joy. While we adore the Son of God who humbled himself by thus becoming Man, let us give thanks to the Father, who so loved the world, as to give his Only Begotten...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Novena in Honor of the Annunciation to Our Lady

    03/15/2018 10:12:07 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 7 replies
    NOVENA IN HONOR OF THE ANNUNCIATION TO OUR LADY (Beginning March 16)(i. 300 Days each day. ii. Plenary on the Feast or during the Octave. I, II, IV.) Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium, et tui amoris in eis ignem accende. Come, O Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of thy love. ℣. Emitte SPRITUM tuum, et creabuntur; ℣. Send forth Thy spirit, and they shall be created; ℟. Et removabis faciem terræ. ℟. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Oremus. Let us pray. Deus, qui corda...
  • See What the End Shall Be – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent

    12/24/2017 7:19:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-23-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    See What the End Shall Be – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent Msgr. Charles Pope • December 23, 2017 • In the Gospel for this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we step back nine months to March 25th, the feast of the Annunciation, an all-but-hidden event that changed the world. God, whose focal presence departed the Temple just prior to the Babylonian invasion (cf Ez 10:18) and the loss of the Ark of the Covenant, now returns to the ark of Mary’s womb. The glorious presence of God returns now to His people, in an obscure town...
  • A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2017 5:57:15 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-24-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation Msgr. Charles Pope • March 24, 2017 • In preparation for today’s Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives), by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner.I must say that I have always been moved—and intrigued—by the faith of the Blessed Mother. She is “a woman wrapped in silence,” a phrase that...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

    03/25/2015 7:08:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-24-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn preparation for today’s Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives)  by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a very brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner. I must say that I have always been moved, and intrigued, by the faith of the Blessed Mother, for she is “a woman wrapped in silence,” a phrase that forms the...
  • Chapter Talk by Sr. Maria Barrett

    03/25/2015 10:24:32 AM PDT · by Mad Dawg · 17 replies
    Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sr.Maria Barrett
    Today is the feast of the Annunciation. On this great day, the eternal Word of God stooped down from heaven, was made flesh, and came to dwell among us. In His great goodness, in the wise folly of His boundless love for us, God gave Himself to us, humbling Himself and taking the form of a slave so that we who had been conquered by sin and evil might in Him be made their conquerors. Yet today is not called the feast of the Incarnation, but rather the feast of the Annunciation. The great mystery of the incarnation was made...
  • Catholic Caucus: A reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation

    03/10/2015 6:56:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    America Needs Fatima ^ | Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira
    This is a reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation. It discusses both since the feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel is on March 24th, the vigil of the Annunciation.A comment on a passage taken from Saint Luke:"And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women"....
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-21-14, Fourth Sunday of Advent

    12/20/2014 6:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 21, 2014Fourth Sunday of Advent    Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 When King David was settled in his palace,and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,he said to Nathan the prophet,“Here I am living in a house of cedar,while the ark of God dwells in a tent!”Nathan answered the king,“Go, do whatever you have in mind,for the LORD is with you.”But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:Should you build me a house to dwell in?’ “It was I who...
  • The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger [Catholic Caucus]

    03/25/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 3+ views
    InsightScoop.com ^ | March 25, 2012 | Pope Benedict XVI
    "The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace" by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger The Mystery of the Annunciation is the Mystery of Grace | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) | Ignatius Insight The mystery of the annunciation to Mary is not just a mystery of silence.It is above and beyond all that a mystery of grace. We feel compelled to ask ourselves: Why did Christ really want to be born of a virgin? It was certainly possible for him to have been born of a normal marriage. That would not have affected his divine Sonship, which was not...
  • "What's So 'Great' about Jesus?" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:35-45)

    03/24/2012 12:57:40 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies · 1+ views
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 25, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “What’s So ‘Great’ about Jesus?” (Mark 10:35-45)Today is March 25, which means it is exactly nine months before December 25. And being nine months before Christmas, March 25 is the day when the Annunciation of Our Lord--that occasion when the angel Gabriel came to the virgin Mary and told her she would conceive and give birth to a son--this is the day when the Annunciation normally would be observed. But since this year March 25 falls on a Sunday, in the season of Lent, the readings for this Sunday take precedence. But I do think that the words spoken by...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 3 (Submission) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/18/2012 11:21:48 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Jan 30th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 3 (Submission) Jan 30th, 2012by Gary Zimak. As we continue with Part 3 of a 7-Part series on Mary’s words in Scripture, I’ll be taking a look at the final words of the Blessed Mother to the angel Gabriel.  Last time we focused on Mary’s declaration that she is the Lord’s handmaid (servant).  Essentially, Mary informed Gabriel that she considers herself to be the Lord’s servant.  Furthermore, as a sign that she fully accepts her mission to bring the Savior into the world, Mary adds the words:“May it be done to me according to...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice: Part 1, Confusion [Catholic Caucus]

    02/11/2012 10:42:23 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com. ^ | Jan 15th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Mary’s Voice: Part 1, Confusion   Jan 15th, 2012 by Gary Zimak.  We have been blessed with several Church-approved apparitions of the Blessed Mother throughout the years.  In each of these appearances, Mary has urged repentance and the importance of following Christ’s commands.  As we struggle to lead holy lives, wouldn’t it be nice if Mary could speak to us and give us the necessary encouragement to keep on the right path?  Fortunately, that is entirely possible and it can happen TODAY!  By opening up our Bibles, we can hear the Blessed Mother speak directly to us and...
  • Following The Truth: What If Mary Said “No”? (Catholic or Open)

    12/23/2011 9:48:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 68 replies
    CE.com ^ | October 13th, 2009 | Gary Zimak
    What If Mary Said “No”? October 13th, 2009 by Gary ZimakMost of us are familiar with the story of the Annunciation as told in Chapter 1 of Luke’s gospel. The angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary and informed her that she had been chosen to be the Mother of the Savior. Mary agreed, Jesus was born and the entire human race was redeemed. Sounds simple, right? Did you ever consider what would have happened if Mary said, “no”? Sometimes we forget that Mary had free will and wasn’t forced to go along with the plan that would result in...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annuniciation (Patristic Rosary)

    10/01/2010 5:14:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/2/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Because October is dedicated in a special way to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, during the month I, as a dedicated patristiblogger, will work my way through the Mysteries of the Rosary offering some comments from the Fathers of the Church.  Let’s jump right in! 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annuniciation Commenting on Luke 1:26-38, the announcment of Jesus’ birth, St. Ambrose of Milan (+397) makes a connection between Mary and the Church.  : And, therefore, the Evangelist, who had undertaken to prove the incorrupt mystery of the incarnation, thought it fruitless to pursue evidence of Mary’s...
  • The Wonder of Annunciation

    03/25/2010 12:11:11 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies · 107+ views
    On May14, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI visited the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel. Here is an excerpt from his homily: “What happened here in Nazareth, far from the gaze of the world, was a singular act of God, a powerful intervention in history, through which a child was conceived who was to bring salvation to the whole world. The wonder of the Incarnation continues to challenge us to open up our understanding to the limitless possibilities of God’s transforming power, of his love for us, his desire to be united with us…. The Spirit who “came upon Mary”...
  • "Luke's Lead-up to Christmas: The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist" (Advent sermon on Luke 1)

    12/02/2009 5:58:26 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | December 2, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Luke’s Lead-up to Christmas: The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist” (Luke 1:1-25)In a few weeks we’ll be hearing one of the most familiar and well-loved passages in the Bible once again, and that is the Christmas Gospel, from Luke chapter two. But the fact that there’s a chapter two must means that there’s a chapter one before it. There is. And Luke chapter one is Luke’s lead-up to Christmas, his account of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. That’s going to be our theme for this series of midweek services, as well as for the last...