Wishing everyone a blessed Feast of the Annunciation!!!
As I was looking at some icons this morning, a few interesting ones popped up.
While I understand the meaning of the fetus within her....at this point of her life, the fetus would not have been there, though. She was just being visited by Angel Gabriel and informed of what would occur if she agreed.
...and then this one was a shocker.
Angel Gabriel looks aggressive, as if he's about to pounce and mug her....and she looks totally frightened and curled up in a defensive position. Again, I understand she was a bit shocked at seeing an angel...but....