Day 7 - Annunciation

The dictionary ascribes only one event to this word - it is the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the conception by the Holy Spirit of Christ. That's it.

An occasion so monumentous it needs its own word to describe it...

From the SPU Sacred Sounds of Christmas program:

Annunciation: The Word Proclaimed

Salvation to all that will is nigh;
That All, which always is all everywhere,
Which cannot sin and yet all sins must bear,
Which cannot die yet cannot choose but die,
Lo faithful virgin, yields Himself to lie,
In prison, in thy womb: and though He there
Can take no sin, nor thou give, yet He will wear.
Taken from thence, flesh, which death's force may try.
Ere by the spheres time was created, thou
Wast in His mind, who is thy Son and Brother:
Whom thou conceivist, conceived, yea thou art now
Thy maker's maker and thy Father's mother;
Thou hast light in dark and shust in little room,
Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb.
~John Donne (1572-1631)

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