More Spacious than the Heavens

A Liturgical Study of the Annunciation

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"Today is the beginning of our salvation and the revelation of the mystery that was planned from all eternity: The Son of God becomes the Son of the Virgin, and Gabriel announces this grace... "
The Troparion of the Annunciation


Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, PhD
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, PhD

Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo (PhD, Catholic University of America) has taught Sacred Scripture for many institutions, including Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the Fraternity of St. Peter, St. Patrick's Seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and Christendom College, and is now the pastor of St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church in San Jose, CA ( He is a frequent speaker on pilgrimages to the Holy Land and is the author of the book Seeing Blood and Water: A Narrative-critical Study of John 19:34.