SUNDAY
March 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 84

Liturgy for Sunday and Monday, March 25th & 26th



SUNDAY, March 25, 2001    Meditation

    FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - LAETARE SUNDAY
      First Reading: Hosea 14:
      Psalms: Psalm 81: 6-11, 14, 17
      Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 17-21
      Gospel Reading: Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32
Note: March 25th is normally the Solemnity of the Annunciation but because it is superseded this year by Laetare Sunday it will be observed on Monday, March 26th.


MONDAY, March 26, 2001    Meditation
    SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
      First Reading: Isaiah 7: 10-14; 8: 10
      Psalms: Psalm 40: 7-11
      Second Reading: Hebrews 10: 4-10
      Gospel Reading: Luke 1: 26-38

SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
       This special feast is the first in the cycle of the life of Jesus and the particular attribute is submitting totally to the Will of God as evidenced by the Blessed Mother's reply, her fiat: "Thy will be done" (Luke 1:26-38). The feast commemorates both the Archangel Gabriel's announcement to the Mary that she would be the Mother of God if she would accept and the Incarnation of the Son of God. Celebrated as the first Joyful Mystery, this feast was firmly established in the Liturgical Calendar as early as the the fifth century with its date being determined in light of the nine month pregnancy period by the date of Christmas on December 25. In the revised Liturgy, this feast of the Blessed Virgin is considered a solemnity feast.

March 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 84
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