In this video, we learn about the “Good News before the Good News,” as the Archangel Gabriel announced that the Virgin Mary would conceive and give birth to Christ. We follow the Orthodox Church’s commemoration of the event, and the different elements involved in its celebration.
This video is part of a series named "Exploring the Feasts of the Church" by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America which explores the major feasts of Christ and the Theotokos as well as the meaning and purpose of Christian worship in the context of the Church's annual liturgical cycle.
Rich with enlightening interviews, music, festal hymns, icons, and beautiful visuals, this program is sure to inspire and provoke thoughtful exploration of Orthodox worship. At the end of the presentation is a set of questions for exploration and discussion. It is designed to be used by an individual or family, as well as in a group setting such as a parish Bible study or adult church school class.
To learn more, visit https://www.goarch.org/feasts