The Annunciation - Henry Ossawa Tanner
Annunciation of Our Lord
Today is the feast of The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary. When the angel Gabriel was sent by God to Mary and said, ‘Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.’ She was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
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 and for ever. Amen.