Feast of the Annunciation + March 25
Verily, Gabriel did come to thee, disclosing the purpose which was before the ages, hailing thee and saying, Rejoice O unseeded land! Rejoice, O unburning bush! Rejoice, O depth inaccessible to vision! Rejoice, O bridge leading to the heavens! Rejoice, O lofty ladder whom Jacob did behold! Rejoice, O jar of divine manna! Rejoice, O dissolution of the curse! Rejoice, O recall of Adam! The Lord is with thee.
Vespers of the Feast, Tone 6
Homily on the Annunciation by St. Gregory the Wonderworker
God's Free Gift, by Fr. Steven Rogers
The Boy Who Died and The Boy Who Lived: Reflections on the Annunciation, by Douglas Cramer
Rejoice, O Theotokos, O deliverance of Adam from the curse! Rejoice, O chaste Theotokos! Rejoice, O living bush! Rejoice, O lamp! Rejoice, O throne! Rejoice, O ladder and door! Rejoice, O divine chariot! Rejoice, O bright cloud! Rejoice, O temple, O most-gilded jar! Rejoice, O mountain! Rejoice, O tabernacle and table! Rejoice, O deliverer of Eve!
Orthros of the Feast, Tone 2
An Archpastoral directive from His Eminence Metropolitan Philip regarding the Feast of the Annunciation in 2013:
"Given that the great feast of the Annunciation falls on a Monday this year, and since it is forbidden to have a Divine Liturgy on a Sunday evening, the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysosotom should be served on the evening of the feast -- that is on Monday night, March 25th. Of course, those parishes that normally have feast day Liturgies on weekday mornings may elect to serve festal Orthros and Divine Liturgy on Monday morning."