will be celebrated at St. Paul's this Friday at 6 p.m.
"Our churches teach that the Word, that is the Son of God, assumed the human nature in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary." AC III:1
From the Treasury:
For the holy Virgin is truly an ark, made with gold within and without, who has received the whole treasury of the Holy of Holies. "Arise, O Lord, into Your rest." Arise, O Lord, out of the bosom of the Father, in order that You may raise up the fallen race of the first man. -- St. Gregory Thaumaturgus (p. 1287)
O Lord, as we have known the incarnation of Your Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of the angel to the Virgin Mary, so by the message of His cross and passion bring us to the glory of His resurrection; through the same, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever!