The commemoration of Archangel Gabriel, the “Announcer of Good News,” is on the twenty-second day of the blessed month of Kiahk. He was the angel sent to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the glorious Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. He came to her and said, “Rejoice O full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women” (Luke 1:28).
He also announced the birth of John the Baptist to Zacharias the priest, (Luke 1:11-22). As much as we experience great joy and gladness for his annunciations, we should also rejoice in his feast and pray attentively with supplications, asking for his intercessions before God, to preserve us from being ensnared by the devil and to grant us salvation from our sins.
May the intercessions of this honored angel be with us all. Amen.