Prosperity continued through the 1950s until industry started closing down, leaving the city in sharp decline, from which it is only starting to recover.
A character has received information that is rather inaccurate regarding where babies come from. A character, typically young, or a bit of a ditz if older, worries they are or might be pregnant or that they have or might have gotten someone else pregnant.
36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.
37 For no word from God will ever fail.” 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered.
It runs: Today is the beginning of our salvation, And the revelation of the eternal mystery!
The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin As Gabriel announces the coming of Grace.
Maybe they were raised very puritanically and think you can get babies from kissing, or maybe they just believe that anything with what sounds like "sex" (like "saxophone") in the title is equally likely to get you pregnant.
The church is located 4-½ road miles east of downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, in Saint Clair County, and is a parish of the Diocese of Belleville ( century, East Saint Louis was a prosperous industrial city attracting many immigrants from Eastern Europe.
The only problem is that they haven't actually engaged in sex.
Perhaps they failed their biology class (or never took one, or at least haven't gotten to that unit yet) and did not know that what they did could not result in anything more than a salty after-taste.
In the churches that use the new style Calendar (Revised Julian or Gregorian), this date coincides with March 25 on the civil calendar, while in those churches using the old style Julian calendar, March 25 is reckoned to fall on April 7 on the civil calendar, and will fall on April 8 starting in the year 2100.
The traditional hymn (troparion) for the feast of the Annunciation goes back to St Athanasius.
At first having a mainly male congregation, the parish built its first church in 1897.