Lady Day and Good Friday – Of the Angels’ ‘Ave’ and the ‘Consummatum est’.

Posted March 25, 2016 4:00 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Today, 25 March 2016, is simultaneously the Feast of the Annunciation and Good Friday.  Liturgically we celebrate the Annunciation later.
In ancient times there was a tradition that Christ died on the 8th day before the Kalends of April: 25 March.  The idea that Christ died gave up the ghost on the day He took our flesh is certainly as beautiful as it is fitting.
How poignant it would have been also for Mary.
Mary said “Yes.” on the day of the Annunciation.  “Fiat” was her prayer.  That day the Incarnation took place as the Son took our humanity into an indestructible bond with His

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