I'm moving the annunciation text to the Third Sunday of Advent because next week is the Children's Christmas Program and I just hate to miss this scene. A few years ago I put several annunciation paintings on my blog and although this is a repeat, I'm going to do it again. The paintings are support material to my sermon tomorrow and we don't do powerpoint here so...
(A few years ago I also made a movie with many of these images with Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven" playing. It is beautiful to watch these paintings, one after another, with that song.)
Anyway, here we are, annotated as I know them.
Fra Filippo Lippi 1440
Alessandro Botticelli. Cestello Annunciation. 1489-1490
Fra Angelico, ca 1440-1445
Jan Van Eyck, ca 1425
Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1898