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Angel Advent - Day 21

This image was shared with me by a former work colleague and sometime chorister at St Mary's, Glasgow

The annunciation is a rather wonderful image, using a very limited colour palate to great effect.  I love how Mary is sitting on a chair (I thought for a while it was a park bench!) and her handbag dangles at the end. I love the coffee pot on the table and the (highly symbolic of her purity) vase of lilies in the foreground. The overflying dove, the branch held by the angel - all rich symbols in a surprisingly contemporary depiction.

What I love about this image is that very fusion of ancient and modern, symbolism and mischief, all of which express something of the mystery of this ancient story.

God of the past,

God of the present,

God of the future

Older and younger than we will ever be

Thank you for the creativity of artists

Who can express something of that mystery

In images such as this.


Photo (c) Stewart Macfarlane 2015


  • I love the way that in this and other images of the Annunciation the angel is kneeling in recognition of this special chosen and highly favoured young woman.

  • That is amazing....

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