2006 Korennaya Hermitage Photos #62
Korennaya Hermitage Annunciation Icon Side of Ceiling

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Annunciation is told by Luke (1:26-38): the archangel Gabriel was sent by God' to Mother Mary. Gabriel announced to her that she was to give birth to a son. Jesus, who 'will be great, and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David, and he will be king over Israel for ever; his reign shall never end'. Mother Mary said '"I am the Lord's servant," "May it be as you have said." Then the angel left her.'