Today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.
I did not make the traditional fare of waffles but I ate an amazing blackened grouper sandwich in the cute little coastal town of Apalachicola. Best feast day ever!
Annunciation simply means announcement and on this day, we celebrate when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Messiah.
“Today is the beginning of our salvation, God is come among men;
He who cannot be contained is contained in a womb;
The timeless enters time. A great mystery! His conception is with-
out seed, his emptying past telling! So great is this mystery!
For God empties himself, takes flesh and is fashioned as a creature,
when the angel tells the pure Virgin of her conception: ‘Rejoice,
you who are full of grace; the Lord who has great mercy is with
St. John the Monk
On this day we also celebrate Mary’s beautiful response, “I am the Lord’s servant... May it be unto me according to your word.”
How are you celebrating today?