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Saint of the Day

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Annunciation celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son.We are continually reminded of the importance of this feast to our salvation in various devotional prayers. Two examples that highlight the importance of this feast are the joyous mysteries of the Rosary and the Angelus.The feast of the Annunciation began to be celebrated on this day during the fourth and fifth centuries, soon after the date for celebrating Christmas was universalized throughout the Church. This feast celebrates the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity and the salvation of all mankind. This point of our salvation was deeply discussed by many of the Church fathers, to explain it to the faithful and to show the deep love God has for us. Some of the Church fathers who wrote on this were St. Athanasius, St. Gregory of Nyssa and St. Augustine. Posted: Mon 25th of March, 2019

Bible Verse of the Day

Philippians 1:29

“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,” Posted: Tue 26th of March, 2019

Prayer for the Day

Friday, 30 Dec 2016

God, in whom the faithful put their trust and for whom the true of heart wait in hope; guide us in the hour of perplexity, preserve us in the day of confusion and remember us in the moment of our need; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) Dear Lord, I sometimes pause and think about how I would like to be. Please give shape to these thoughts, that my life may display your goodness and gracious freedom. Help me to bring you glory as I find courage through Jesus to be as you want me to be. Thank you. Amen. Jeremy Dare, Shetland District Chair

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