The Annunciation, a Window into God-Time 12

Today’s Solemnity, commemorating the Incarnation of God the Son, falls on a specifically chosen date, March 25th, because it is exactly 9 months before December 25, when we celebrate our Savior’s birth. Since this event marks a crucial moment in Salvation History, we should think of it as being a window during Lent. Today we can freeze time, peer into eternity, and contemplate the mysteries of Christ, together with the Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Mary, Mother of God 21

Agios Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Chalice

Agios Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Chalice

I asked a simple question in a Catholic/Protestant discussion group yesterday, knowing it would spark mixed reactions:

Jesus is God; Mary is the mother of Jesus; Mary is the mother of God. Any objections?

The only objection that came out of the group was: More…

Feast of the Annunciation “God Is with Us” 4

Et Verbum Caro Factum Est et Habiavit in Nobis

Et Verbum Caro Factum Est et Habitavit in Nobis

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”

Today’s solemn feast commemorates the greatest event in world history. We celebrate the moment when the Virgin Mary received the angels word and said yes to God, and more importantly, we celebrate the Lord’s response to Mary’s yes. Today we celebrate the day when the Word, our Lord, became flesh and dwelt among us. More…