The Annunciation of Mary is the occasion on which, according to Luke 1:26-38, the angel Gabriel announced to Mary her impending pregnancy and bearing of Emmanuel, or Jesus. In the liturgical churches, this is celebrated nine months before the Nativity (Christmas), hence for most churches, on March 25. Gabriel's first words to Mary yield the first part of the musically important Ave Maria (Hail Mary).
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