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The Annunciation | by Lawrence OP
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The Annunciation

"In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.

And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

and of his kingdom there will be no end"


– Luke 1:26-33, which is part of today's Gospel at Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent.


My sermon for today can be read here.


This window is in St Joseph's church, Greenwich Village, NYC.

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Taken on April 28, 2014