Mary," "The Feast of the Annunciation
," and "Herself a Rose" can be seen as actually highlighting Mary's status as Reader and her role in assisting worshippers to penetrate the mystery of the Word.
According to the Christian calendar, March 25 is the Feast of the Annunciation
, which in England marked both tax day and the start of the new year.
The feast of the Annunciation
, dating from the fifth century in the Eastern Church and from the seventh century in Western Europe, was one of the most important medieval festivals.
She will be ordained and installed March 25, on the Feast of the Annunciation
, She is currently rector of St.
This inevitably evokes Venice's other patron, for the city had been founded on the feast of the Annunciation
. To relate this is cumbersome, but in the image itself the concepts of Justice founded in Divine Wisdom, the Virgin, St.
For some, March 25 is Lady Day, or the Feast of the Annunciation
. From early centuries the Church has celebrated March 25 - nine months before Christmas Day - as the day when the angel Gabriel announced to Mary the good news of Jesus' coming birth.
In fact, even in America the new year officially began on March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation
, up until 1752.
In England, the new year began on the Feast of the Annunciation
(25 March), but in central Europe generally it began on the Feast of the Nativity (25 December).
It was during Mass on the Feast of the Annunciation
this year that the dull stodginess of the religious calendar hit me foursquare.
In Elizabethan times, and indeed until 1752, the new year started on 25 March, the Feast of the Annunciation
, commonly known as Lady Day; and that is almost certainly the date observed as New Year's Day in Amoretti and Epithalamion.(1) The editor of the first edition of The Shepheardes Calender had put Spenser right about that:
Briefly, Ildefonso, the bishop of Toledo, proposed at the Council of Toledo (656) that the feast of the Annunciation
be changed from March 25 to December 18, a move that Mary clearly approved of, according to Berceo's miracle.
Feast of the Annunciation
, traditionally March 25, was moved this year to April 9 (Fall of Bataan Day) Araw ng Kagitingan.
25, the birth of Jesus; March 1, the old New Year date; March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation
; and Easter.
His party, however, did not attend today's mass on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, presided over by Rahi.
Dolores and Tom met on the Feast of the Annunciation
, March 25, and she determines to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that occasion, even if it is lonely.