Wednesday, December 13, 2017 UTC

DEC 7: FEAST OF THE MATERNITY OF HOLY ANNA

conception DEC 7: VESPERS/DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM.

The church commemorates the Conception of the Theotokos by the Righteous Anna or the day that Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, conceived her. Joachim and Anna, who were barren, conceive the Virgin Mary after prayerfully pleading with God that they could become parents.

Troparion:

“Today the bonds of barrenness are loosed, for God has heard the prayers of Joachim and Anna.  He promised, beyond hope, the birth of their godly daughter.  The Indescribable Himself, born of her as a mortal,  commanded us through the angel to sing to her:  Rejoice O Woman full of Grace, the Lord is with you!”

 

 

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