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The Incarnation is the conception in human form of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Incarnation is the act in which the Word of God became man. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christís Incarnation is His taking on human form.

The Holy Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be The Theotokos (Mother of God). Mary said yes to that announcement. This is when Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was concieved in a human form. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ took flesh by the power of the Holy God the Holy Spirit with the cooperation of The Theotokos, an Ever-Lasting Virgin. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Holy God the Father.

One person who possesses two separate and distinct natures: the divine nature and the human nature

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is one person who possesses two separate and distinct natures: the divine nature and the human nature.

Human because Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was conceived as a human being by the power of the Holy God the Holy Spirit and the cooperation of The Theotokos.
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as the only-begotten son of the Father. And from His fullness have we all received grace upon grace." John, 1:14-18

Divine because Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Holy God the Father.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made throuogh Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made." John, 1:1-3

Gospel

Luke Chapter 1 verses 24-38. The Gospel reading tells the story of Archangel Gabriel's coming to Mary to announce that she would give birth to the Christ, the Holy Son of Holy God. Since Mary was a virgin, she was puzzled and asked how she could give birth. When Archangel Gabriel explained that Mary would become pregnant through the power of the Holy God the Holy Spirit, Mary accepted the will of Holy God, saying that she was the servant of the Lord. The Theotokos' cooperation with the will of Holy God is a model for all of us, showing informed and considered consent to Holy God's will.

Nicean Creed

"I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotton Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages: Light of light, true God of true God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; who was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried; who rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is enthroned at the right hand of the Father; who will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; and of whose kingdom there shall be no end...

Great Feast of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

25 March - Great Feast of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary commemorates the conception in human form of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Meditations

The Icon of the Annunciation, A Meditation by Mary Grace Ritchey, Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton

Champions

Holy Father Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria

Holy Father Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria was the greatest champion of the Incarnation.
Holy Father Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria refuted Arius at the First Ecumenical Council.

Our Holy Father Kyrollos, Archbishop of Alexandria

Our Holy Father Kyrollos, Archbishop of Alexandria, was the brilliant and heroic defender of the divinity of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our Holy Father Kyrollos, Archbishop of Alexandria, refuted Nestorius at the Third Ecumenical Council.

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch or Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch or Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch, defended of the substantial unity of the Holy Trinity.
St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch or Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch, refuted Arius at the Second Ecumenical Council.

Word "Incarnation"

The word "Incarnation" means "the action of taking on the flesh". "In" means "to take up; to be put into", "carn" means "flesh", and "ation" means "the action of". The word "Incarnate" is from the Latin word "incarnatus", which is the past participle of "incarnare".


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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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