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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos and the Incarnation of Our Lord

Old Testament: Exodus 15:19-16:12
New Testament: The Epistle to the Hebrews 10:1-18
Psalms: Morning - 98
Evening - 66; 116

"God Our Father, Your Word became Man and was born of the Virgin Mary. May we become more like Jesus Christ, whom we acknowledge as our Redeemer, God and man. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen" - New St. Joseph Weekday Missal.

"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death." - Hail Mary

"'For He that is mighty hath done great things for me, and Holy is His Name.' (Luke 1:49)
The "great things" are nothing less than that she became the Mother of God, in which work so many and such great good things are bestowed upon her as pass man's understanding. For on this there follows all honor, all blessedness, and her unique place in the whole of mankind, among whom she has no equal, namely, that she had a child by the Father in Heaven, and such a child. She herself is unable to find a name for this work, it is too exceedingly great; all she can do is break out in the fervent cry: "They are great things," impossible to describe or define. Hence men have crowded all her glory into a single word, calling her the Mother of God. No one can say anything greater of her or to her, though he had as many tongues as there are leaves on the trees, or grass in the fields, or stars in the sky, or sand by the sea. It needs to be pondered in the heart, what it means to be the Mother of God." - Luther's Works, Vol. 21, p. 326, ed. Jaroslav Pelikan, Concordia Publishing House, 1956.


Blogger Chris said... TECHNICALLY it isn't the Annunciation today in accords to certain Easter rubrics (the details of which I am unfamiliar with). Oh well :-) and learn.

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