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The Conception of St. Anna

An icon of The Conception St. Anna.

The Icon

Feast Day - December 9th.

The translation is "The Prayer of St. Anna". It shows her praying with God blessing her through the angel and enabling her to conceive. You see Joachim off on the mount praying also.

Troparion in tone

Today the bonds of barrenness are broken,
God has heard the prayers of Joachim and Anna.
He has promised them beyond all their hopes,
To bear the Maiden of God
By whom the Uncircumscribed One was born as mortal man,
Who commanded an angel to cry to Her:
Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with You!

Kontakion in tone

Today the universe rejoices,
For Anna has conceived the Theotokos through God's dispensation,
For she has brought forth the One who is to bear the Ineffable Word!