When the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was pregnant with Jesus.
The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace.
The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.
The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day.
This refers to the announcement to Joseph (in Matthew 1:20) and to Mary (Luke 1:26-35) of Jesus' future birth.
The archangel Gabriel appears to Mary to announce that she has been chosen to give birth to Christ; the dove represents the Holy Spirit
(Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
the feast celebrating the visit by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she was to bear the son of God
The announcement of the Incarnation to the Virgin by an angel
When the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was to be the mother of the Messiah.
The visit of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she had been chosen to bear Christ, the Son of God. The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated exactly nine months before Christmas. Mary's Son was no ordinary child, but God's divine Son and Word in human flesh (see article, "Mary," at Luke 1; Is. 7:14; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1-14).
a god, or messenger from a god, appears to a mortal and brings a message.
In Christianity, the Annunciation is the revelation to Mary, the mother of Jesus by the archangel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God. The Christian churches celebrate this with the feast of Annunciation on March 25, which as the Incarnation is nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Jesus, or Christmas. The date of the Annunciation also marked the New Year in many places, including England (where it is called Lady Day) and the American colonies.
The Annunciation (1472–1475) is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It depicts the annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she will conceive Jesus Christ and is set in the enclosed courtyard garden of a Florentine villa.
The Annunciation by the Italian mannerist artist Jacopo Pontormo was painted as part of his commission to decorate the Cappella Capponi in Santa FelicitÃ in Florence. It is frescoed around the window on the wall adjacent to Pontormo's masterpiece, the famous Deposition from the Cross. Pontormo depicts the Annunciation, the revelation to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God, in a lively composition, with both figures in an elastic contrapposto.