Annunciation the Mother of God

Annunciation the Mother of God

On Sunday, April 7th, on the feast of the Annunciation of the Mother of God – at the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Johannesburg – according to an old Russian custom, birds were released.
Since long ago, there has been a tradition in Russia to release birds on the day of the Annunciation and with that proclaim the freedom given by God to everyone in this world.
“Native custom of antiquity”, as Alexander Pushkin wrote about it, waned during the revolution and was revived only in the mid 90’s.

Благовещение Пресвятой Богородицы