Dormition of the Righteous Anna, the Mother of…
According to tradition, Anna, the ancestor of God, lived for sixty-nine years, and her spouse Joachim, for eighty; according to one account, Saint Joachim died two years before Saint Anna. The Theotokos had been orphaned of both her parents already when she was eleven years of age, when she was living in the Temple (see Sept. 8 and Nov. 21). Saint Anna is invoked for conceiving children, and for help in difficult childbirth.
Paschal letter 2020
A Statement of the Holy Synod
A Statement issued by the Greek…
His Beatitude Patriarch John X…