Friday, March 19, 2021

The Feast of St Joseph 2021

The Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary as thy wife; for that which is conceived in Her is of the Holy Spirit; and She shall bear a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus.’ (The fifth antiphon of First Vespers of St Joseph, taken from the Gospel of the feast, Matthew 1, 18-21.)
St Joseph and the Christ Child, ca. 1617, by the workshop of Jan Breughel the Elder (1568-1625). Within the garland, five oval medallions represent the five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, beginning with the Annunciation at the upper left, and running clockwise.
Aña Angelus Dómini appáruit Joseph, dicens, ‘Joseph, fili David, noli timére accípere Maríam cónjugem tuam; quod enim in ea natum est, de Spíritu Sancto est: pariet autem fíilium, et vocábis nomen ejus Jesum.’

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