The Annunciation of Our Lord (March 25)
|This day marks nine months from the celebration of Christ's birth on December 25th. For hundreds of years, many within the Western church observed March 25 as "New Year's Day," marking time by the advent of the Incarnation into the womb of Mary. The significance of this event within the context of salvation history is staggering and worthy of meditation. Click here for quotes from C.S. Lewis and Martin Luther on the significance of The Annunciation.
"Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now andfor ever. Amen."
-The Book of Common Prayer