This Tuesday we're going to be celebrating the solemnity of the Annunciation.
This day celebrates the appearance of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce of the birth of Christ.
What's going on and why is this day important?
Here are 8 things you need to know.
1. What does the word "Annunciation" mean?
It's derived from the same root as the word "announce." Gabriel is announcing the birth of Christ in advance.
"Annunciation" is simply an old-fashioned way of saying "announcement."
Although we are most familiar with this term being applied to the announcement of Christ's birth, it can be applied in other ways also.
For example, in his book Jesus of Nazareth 3: The...READ MORE