March 25th — What Happened on This Day?

God created the universe.

God created Adam and Eve.

Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

The Ring of Power was destroyed in the fires of Orodruin.

Abraham offered in sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah.

The Angel of Death passed over the Hebrews in Egypt.

The angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Savior.

The eternal Word of God took flesh in the womb of Mary.

Jesus Christ was crucified on Golgotha.

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14 Responses to March 25th — What Happened on This Day?

  1. johnstamps2020 says:

    And Flannery O’Connor was born in 1925 in Savannah GA.

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  2. dep says:

    All of them good news except for perhaps A & E’s nibbling. I first thought that event might be replaced with the promise made to Eve. Then I remembered, O happy fault…

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  3. myshkin says:

    She is amazing. The fate of all human history resting on Her yes, and to think that God, once spurned by our foolishness would once more let everything ride on the answer of one person. She is the zenith of all creation, the world’s first love; i echo St Anselm that Jesus would give me the capacity that i might lover Her as He did as she ought to be loved. Thanks Fr. for highlighting this day; one of the very best days of the year.

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  4. Jonathan says:

    Is one of these not like the others? It’s a serious metaphysical question. Time was most people would have said, Yes, definitely not. But times are changing.

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    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      Jonathan, I’m afraid you lost me. Could you restate your comment please.

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      • brian says:

        I surmise Jonathan means the inclusion of Middle Earth lore, Father, in the list of theologically significant events. Of course, it is the correct decision.

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      • Jonathan says:

        Yes, all that Brian just said: the fittingness of the Middle Earth lore in that list.

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        • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

          The way I figure it, if Tolkien imagines Elves, then they exist in at least one possible world and most certainly in the Eschaton.

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          • Jonathan says:

            As Tolkien says in his essay, perhaps as different from our conception now as we ourselves shall be. Now we see through a glass darkly.

            It is quite wonderful to me that he chose the date of the Annunciation for the destruction of the ring. It is a theological event of beginning. But every beginning is an ending. In Tolkien’s myth, the destruction of the ring is the end of an age (a word he surely used with an eye to the biblical “aion”), a turning point which heralds the final departure of the Elves from the Earth.

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  6. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Might we say, we rejoice that Tolkien had a typological imagination?

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  7. Matthew Hryniewicz says:

    You forgot to include that it was the day Matthew Hryniewicz was born 😉

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