ANNUNCIATION , the announcement made by the
See also:Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of the incarnation of Christ (Luke i, 26-38) . The Feast of the Annunciation in the Christian
See also:Church is celebrated on the 25th of
See also:March . The first authentic allusions to it are in a
See also:canon, of the council of Toledo (656), and another of the council of Constantinople " in Trullo " (692), forbidding the celebration of all festivals in
See also:Lent, excepting the
See also:day and the Feast of the Annunciation . An earlier origin has been claimed for it on the ground that it is mentioned in sermons of
See also:Athanasius and of
See also:Gregory Thaumaturgus, but both of these documents are now admitted to be
See also:spurious . A synod held at
See also:Worcester, England (1240), forbade all servile
See also:work on this feast day . See further
See also:LADY, DAY .
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