Today is the Annunciation. I could say so much, but words are inadequate. Well, my words are. Mary said yes. None of the rest, the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Ascension, could have happened without that.
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Troparion – Tone 4
Today is the beginning of our salvation,
The revelation of the eternal mystery!
The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin
As Gabriel announces the coming of Grace.
Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos:
Rejoice, O Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee!
Kontakion – Tone 8
O Victorious Leader of Triumphant Hosts!
We, thy servants, delivered from evil, sing our grateful thanks to thee, O Theotokos!
As thou dost posses invincible might, set us free from every calamity
So that we may sing: Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
And, to make my heart even more full, Baby Leo’s scans came back, and, well, miracles still happen…