March 25, 2020
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Good morning, Good morning,
On this dreary morning, of a glorious Solemnity, allow an insight on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. There was a time in the early centuries where today was considered the first day of the year. The incarnation takes place on this day and serves as the bridge between the Old and New Testaments. What was promised to King Ahaz by the prophet Isaiah in the 8th century B.C. came to be fulfilled in the Room where Gabriel spoke to Mary.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:
the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,
and shall name him Emmanuel,
which means ‘God is with us!’” (Is.7:8-10)
Three months following this day of the Annunciation by Gabriel the Archangel, would be the birth of John the Baptist, on June 25th. John would later announce that he must decrease while the Lord, his cousin, must increase. The days following June 25th grow shorter while the days following the Lord’s birthday, December 25th, nine months after Annunciation, grow longer.
In recent days we have submitted to you the places you can review the readings of the Daily and Sunday Masses. They are offered again for your spiritual benefit.
- The readings provided on the website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.www.usccb.org/bible/reflections/ It is quite simple in finding the readings of the day. There are also commentaries for your review.
- The readings provided from the website titled, “Laudate.” It is a free APP you can find at Google/Play Store. You can reach on your desktop, laptop, and phone. It is very good.
- The best commentaries on the Sunday readings can be found at: The Sacred Page. www.thesacredpage.com/