The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Maryadmin | 27 March 2012
The collect for today, The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canada, 1962):
WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that, as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Artwork: Donatello, Annunciation, c. 1433-5. Gilded stone, Calvalcanti Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence. Photograph taken by admin, 17 May 2010.
(This commemoration has been transferred from 25 March.)