Monday, April 4, 2016

Praying the Regina Coeli with Art

Troparion: “Today is the beginning of our salvation, the revelation of the eternal mystery! The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin as the Angel Gabriel announces the coming of Grace. Together with him let us cry to the Theotokos: ‘Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!’” 

In honor of today's  Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, shifted from its traditional date of March 25 (Good Friday this year), the Angelus Project features both an Annunciation image and (since the Regina Coeli replaces the Angelus prayer during the Easter season),  this season's art with images of Mary as Queen, in particular, her Coronation.

The Annunciation by Mikhail Nesterov (1901)

The Coronation of the Virgin
by Francisco Ribalta 

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