Reveal among us the light of your presence, that we may behold your power and glory.
O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;
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"And John sent asking
Be-Attitude: Blessed are those who seek righteousness to do right by others.
Justice, mercy and peace
Today is International Human Solidarity Day. "In a world of common challenges, no nation can succeed on its own; but by working together in common cause, we can build a safer, more prosperous future for all. Solidarity must be the foundation for global solutions." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for International Human Solidarity Day, 2011.
"The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be." Luke 1.28-29
Fra Angelico. The Annunciation, from the Cortona altarpiece, 1434. Museo Diocesano, Cortona.
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704). Das Rosenkranz sonaten for violin and continuo (1764), no. 1 in D minor C90 "The Annunciation". La Tempesta, with Patrick Bismuth, baroque violin. ZigZag recording, 2005