Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord! For a treat, here is the hymn we sang at Lauds this morning. As we and "all creation" rejoice in Mary's "yes" today, let us pray to receive the Lord with courage and humility, just as she did.
The hymn was originally written by St. John Damascene and is used in the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great. Our musical setting was composed by our Dominican brother fr André Gouzes, and translated into English for us by one of our sisters. Those of you who have visited our chapel will also recognize the icon of Our Lady, who is to the right of our altar (to the left is an icon of St. Dominic).
We hope that you have a beautiful feast!