THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

Circular No. 2024 – 19
19 March 2024

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA 

RE: THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This year, 25 March which is the usual day for the celebration of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, falls on Holy Monday. The weekdays of Holy Week and the days of the Easter octave take precedence over solemnities (Table of Liturgical Days, I.2-4). The General Norms of the Liturgical Year and Calendar provide that whenever the solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord falls on any day of Holy Week, “it shall always be transferred to the Monday after the Second Sunday of Easter (no. 61). The solemnity will therefore be celebrated on 8 April 2024.

All Masses and the prayers of the Liturgy of the Hours on 25 March will take the liturgy of Holy Monday.

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

 

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

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