One thing I like about Annunciation Feast, besides eating fish during lent, is that it reminds us of Jesus’s birth as we prepare for his Crucifixion and Resurrection. It is always good to know where you come from and where you are heading.
Hirmos, 4th tone
O EARTH, proclaim the glad tidings of a great joy, and you heavens sing a
hymn of praise to the glory of God.
No profane hand may touch the living
Ark of God, but the lips of the faithful will never cease to sing your praise,
repeating with joy the angel’s words: Hail, O full of Grace, the Lord is with
— Jack Rabah