Feast of the Annunciation, 2009

March 25, 2009

Today we celebrate the feast of the Annunciation.  Here is Rachmaninov’s beautiful setting of the angel’s greeting to Our Lady:

Virgin Birthgiver of God, rejoice! Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, for thou hast borne the Saviour of our souls!

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3 Responses to “Feast of the Annunciation, 2009”

  1. Janet Says:

    That’s wonderful. Thank you.
    AMDG, Janet

  2. KathyB Says:

    So beautiful! It is clearly referencing eastern polyphonic chants too.

  3. Giovanni Says:

    The prayer is the “Hail Mary” in Eastern Christianity (Catholic and Orthodox)

    I actually still remember it in Ukrainian

    –GF


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