HHS Mandate challenge scheduled for Feast of Annunciation

SCOTUS calendar announcement:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius (consolidated for one hour of argument) – whether the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employee health plans include birth control and other pregnancy-related services violates the religious rights of corporations and their owners

March 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which marks the day the Archangel Gabriel came to Mary and told her she would be the mother of the Messiah.

Modern Annunciation icon

This feast day is celebrated by In the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental and Eastern Catholic liturgical calendars. In the west, the date is moved if necessary to prevent it from falling during Holy Week or Easter Week or on a Sunday. In the east, it is always celebrated on March 25th.

This year, the feast will be celebrated on March 25th around the world.

Sources:

SCOTUS calendar @ http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/01/march-argument-calendar-day-by-day-2/#more-203278

Painting @ http://reinkat.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/icon-of-the-annunciation-2/

About the feast @ http://www.ewtn.com/library/FAMILY/MARCH25.TXT

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