Monday, September 18, 2006

Sts. Joachim and Anna

Sts. Joachim and Anna, Sept 9/22

Sts. Joachim and Anna were the parents of the Mother of God. They had been married for fifty years and Anna was considered barren which was a shameful thing in Jewish culture of the times. They prayed earnestly to God who sent them an angel to proclaim the birth of the Theotokos (God-bearer). St. Joachim lived to his 80th year and St. Anna to her 79th year.

Source: OrthodoxWiki

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