Contemplating the Annunciation
through the Lens of Sacred Scripture
Saturday. 27th March – 2:00pm – 4:30pm
The Academy of the Annunciation cordially invites you to an afternoon of faith and fellowship as we contemplate together the Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary through the lens of Sacred Scripture.
We will explore the Divine revelation in Sacred Scripture; we will “listen afresh to the Word of God as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation,” [Catholic Bishops’ conference of England and Wales].
The New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New
We will examine St Luke’s account of the Annunciation together with the other readings from the Mass of the Solemnity, highlighting the links between the Old and New Testaments. As we contemplate this moment when God assumed a human nature in the Person of Jesus Christ, we will consider the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the significance of the Angel Gabriel, and more …
The place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history is utterly unique. As good Catholic sons and daughters of Mary, we recite the Angelus and the Rosary. We pray the “Hail Mary” again and again. This afternoon provides an opportunity to explore more deeply the meaning of that prayer, and the meaning of the First Joyful Mystery.
THE STRUCTURE OF THE AFTERNOON
The afternoon will begin at 2:00pm, and we will have 2 sessions with a break between session.
HOW IT WORKS
Once you have registered, you will receive an email on the evening of 26th March containing a link for each session.
On the 27th, there is an optional test meeting at 1:45pm – for anyone who wishes to practice clicking the link and making sure they can see and hear without any problems. Then, we begin at 2:00pm with the first session. To “enter the meeting room”, you simply click the link in your email, follow the directions, and you are in! There is no need for any app or advanced computer or technical skill.
REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE PARTICIPATION
The afternoon costs only £15 per person.
JOIN US NOW!
The Academy of the Annunciation invites you to join us as we contemplate together the Annunciation! It is the perfect occasion to connect with other Catholics – perhaps over a glass of wine in the afternoon! [Provide your own wine or beverage of choice at home.]
Come and join us! We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you in our virtual meeting room.