This Friday at 7:00pm in Irvona is one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church: the Annunciation of the Theotokos, when we honor Mary, the Mother of God, and her decision to say “Yes” to God. This Feast literally means, “Good News,” for her consent enabled His Son—our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ—to dwell in her and become incarnate in the flesh. Make every effort to attend the Vesperal Divine Liturgy and the potluck that follows in the Parish Hall (this is only one of two times when fish is permitted during the Fast). May our prayer be hers, so we also allow God to live in us!