The Annunciation 2019: the history and essence of the ancient Orthodox holiday

What is the meaning of the feast of the Annunciation: the bird nest is not Vietnamese, girl braids weaves and all work is considered a sin

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Благовещение 2019: история и суть древнего православного праздника

Archangel Gabriel and Mary.

The day of the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary is celebrated every year on 7 April. This festival is one of the twelve main Orthodox calendar. The website “Today” to find out the history of this day and understand what is the meaning of the holiday.

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Annunciation means “good”, that is good news. On this day the virgin Mary appeared the Archangel Gabriel and told her of the coming birth of Jesus Christ.

The essence of the feast of the Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary

According to the predictions, the blessed virgin raised in the temple, and by the age of 14 years she had to leave the temple and either return to parents or to marry. When the priests wanted to marry her, Maria replied to them and said that God promised to remain forever a virgin.

Then the priests betrothed her to a distant relative, eighty-year old man Joseph to care about Mary. They lived in the Galilean town of Nazareth, in the house of Joseph, and led a very modest and secluded life.

Four months after the engagement to Mary, an angel appeared and when she read the Scripture, said, “Hail full of grace! (that is, filled with the grace of God – the gifts of the Holy spirit). The Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou among women.”

Thus, the Archangel Gabriel announced to her that she had found great favor with God to become the mother of the son of God.

The objections to Mary about how can a son who does not know the husband, the Archangel revealed to her a truth which he brought from God: “the Holy Ghost shall come upon Thee, and the power of the most high will overshadow You; therefore and birth Sacred it will be called the Son of God.” Knowing the will of God and giving Ourselves wholly to her, the blessed virgin replied: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto Me according to thy word.”

The people with the Annunciation associated with various customs. They say that in the Annunciation “bird nest is not Vietnamese, girl braids weaves” – the day any work is a sin.

Earlier we told you about the rituals, superstitions and beliefs of the feast of the Annunciation 2019.

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Благовещение 2019: история и суть древнего православного праздника

Благовещение 2019: история и суть древнего православного праздника

Благовещение 2019: история и суть древнего православного праздника

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