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The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also referred to
as the Annunciation of the Lord, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the
Blessed Virgin Mary, informing her that she would conceive a child and become the mother of Jesus. The angel told
Mary to name her son Jesus. Many Christians observe this event with the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25th of
each year, a full nine months before Christmas. According
to Luke 1:26, the Annunciation to Mary occurred "in the sixth month" of Elizabeth's pregnancy with the child who
would later be called John the Baptist.
Approximating the northern vernal equinox, the date of the Annunciation also marked the New Year in many places,
including England, where it is called Lady Day. Both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches hold that the
Annunciation took place in Nazareth, but differ as to the precise location.
The Annunciation has been a key topic in Christian art in general, as well as in Roman Catholic Marian art,
particularly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
In the Bible, the Annunciation is narrated in the book of Luke, Luke
1:26-38. Luke 1:26-38 And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent
from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art
highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled
at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her,
Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a
son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the
Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for
ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, how shall this be, seeing I
know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power
of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore, also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called
the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is
the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said,
Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
A separate annunciation, which is more brief but in the same vein as the one
in Luke, is given to Joseph in Matthew 1:18-21. Matthew 1:18-21 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this
wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the
Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was
minded to put her away privacy, but while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared
unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is
conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus:
for he shall save his people from their sins.
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