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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Modern Day Annunciation

What if the Annunciation was to happen in our own times? What would it look like? Special thanks to my friends, the Domans of Ave Maria, Florida, for this picture which helps us to imagine.

The apple reminds us that the Aunnunciation to Mary undid the apple incident of Eve!

Throughout history, artists of every era have tried to depict this special story as happening in their own time & place. You may have read my blog post regarding the same phenomena in the Christmas Creche's of the world ("Born in Bronx-lehem" - find it here). God is just as present in our own times & places as the times & places of the Bible. Here are a few examples for your edification:

Henry Ossawa Tanner - The Annunciation


Mary's Yes, stained glass window, St. Patrick's Church, Kokomo, IN

The Annunciation, Leonardo Da Vinci

China

Africa, from jesusmafa.com


Japan, from anephia.deviantart.com


Central America