Wednesday the 25th Annunciation

The feast of the Annunciation marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is celebrated on 25 March each year.

In the church the altar cloth is changed to white for the day.

Readings are:

  • Isaiah 7.10-14,
  • Hebrews 10.4-10
  • Luke 1.26-38.

Hymn for the day Hail, thou once despisèd Jesus sung to Hyfrydol

Our Psalm for the day is psalm 40 verses 5-11

As a little extra, here is the first of Heinrich Biber’s ‘Rosary Sonatas’ – the Annunciation. It consists of a Prelude, aria and variations and a finale.