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 THE ANNUNCIATION;    BENEDICT and SCHOLASTICA


 


THE ANNUNCIATION

 

 

 

 

 

THE ANNUNCIATION
to the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

da Massina 1475

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


EASTERN and WESTERN CHRISTIANITY
TWO PORTRAYALS of THE ANNUNCIATION
 

 

 



 Illum. MS. 14th Century  Stavronikita Icon. 1430

 

 

 



 

 


THE WEST: THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
PONDERS THE SACRED SCRIPTURE
 

 

 



 Fra Angelico. 1430

 Illum MS. Fra Angelico. 1430  Wood Panel, 1430


 

 Illum MS. 1520  DaMessina, Virgin Annunciate, 1476  

 

 



 

 


THE EAST:THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
SPINS THE SACRED THREAD
 

 

 



 

 

 

from: The Apocryphal Protevangelium of James

Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰακώβ.

10. And there was a council of the priests, saying: Let us make a veil for the temple of the Lord. And the priest said: Call to me the undefiled virgins of the family of David. [...] And they brought them into the temple of the Lord.

Ἐγένετο δὲ συμβούλιον τῶν ἱερέων λεγόντων· Ποιήσωμεν καταπέτασμα τῷ ναῷ Κυρίου. Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἱερεύς· Καλέσατέ μοι τὰς παρθένους τὰς ἀμιάντους ἀπὸ τῆς φυλῆς τοῦ Δαυίδ. [...] Καὶ εἰσήγαγαν αὐτὰς ἐν τῷ να ῷ Κυρίου.

And the priest said: Choose for me by lot who shall spin the gold, and the white,28 and the fine linen, and the silk, and the blue,29 and the scarlet, and the true purple.30 Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ἱερεύς· Λάχε τέ μοι ὧδε͵ τίς νήσει τὸν χρυ σὸν καὶ τὸν ἀμίαντον καὶ τὴν 22 βύσσον καὶ τὸ σιρικὸν καὶ τὸ ὑα κίνθινον καὶ τὸ κόκκινον καὶ τὴν ἀληθινὴν πορφύραν.
And the true purple and the scarlet fell to the lot of Mary, and she took them, and went away to her house. [...] And Mary took the scarlet, and spun it. Καὶ ἔλαχε τὴν Μαρίαν ἡ ἀληθινὴ πορφύρα καὶ τὸ κόκκινον. Καὶ λαβοῦσα ἀπῄει ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐ τῆς. [...] Μαρία δὲ λαβοῦσα τὸ κόκκινον ἔκλωθεν.
11. [...] And she went away, trembling, to her house, [...] and taking the purple, she sat down on her seat, and drew it out. And, behold, an angel of the Lord stood before her, saying: Fear not, Mary; for you have found grace before the Lord of All. 11. [...] Καὶ ἔντρομος 23 γενομένη εἰσῄει εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς καὶ [...]λαβεν τὴν πορφύραν καὶ ἐκάθι σεν ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου καὶ ἧλκεν τὴν πορφύραν. Καὶ ἰδοὺ ἔστη ἄγγελος ἐνώπιον αὐτῆς λέγων· Μὴ φοβοῦ͵ Μαρία· εὗρες γὰρ χάριν ἐνώπιον τοῦ πάντων Δεσπότου.

 

 

 



 Stavronikita Icon. 1430  Annunciation Icon, 14th c.


  Annunciation,  Byzantine. Illum MS   Annunciation Icon, [?] 12th c.


  Annunciation Icon, 14th c.   Annunciation Icon, 14th c.

 

 


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