[ UK /ɐnˌʌnsɪˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
  2. (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
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How To Use Annunciation In A Sentence

  • The Annunciation was the moment in the New Testament when God sends Gabriel, the messenger angel, to visit Mary and tell her that she will bear the Son of God. The Art Thief
  • Why should it not be possible to appreciate the depiction of modesty in portraits of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, yet bypass the doctrine of the annunciation; admire Christianity's emphasis on compassion, yet shun its theories of the afterlife? An atheist at Christmas: Oh come all ye faithless
  • The Qu'ran has also verses on the Annunciation, Visitation, and Nativity.
  • The Annunciation is also the most important Mariological feast of the calendar Mariology being Christology in the key of Mary, in which Mary takes the part of the New Eve and sums up in herself the obedience of all the righteous of Israel; one of its common names in English is Lady Day. Feast of the Incarnation
  • He explained his ‘programme’ for the first movement: the trumpets and horns outburst is ‘an annunciation of death’.
  • (in Trullo), in 692, speaks explicity of the liturgy of the presanctified and appoints it to be celebrated on all days of Lent, except the Saturday, the Sunday, and the feast of the Annunciation. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • Regarding his miraculous birth, the Qu'ran narrates the transcendent annunciation dialogue between the Angel Gabriel Jibril and Virgin Mary: She said: When shall I have a boy and no mortal has yet touched me, nor have I been unchaste? Wilfredo Amr Ruiz: Islamic Christmas
  • Persian, called the Goole Miriam, or Flower of Mary; and in a Persian painting representing the Annunciation, lilies are growing round her. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia
  • Has this world apology tour and annunciation of mistakes made us feel better about ourselves at a time we need optimism? Matthew Dowd: President Obama, Take a Lesson From Capra
  • Comprehensively designed alarm systems perform three important functions: event annunciation, status reporting, and event logging.
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