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The Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna

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September 9

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Today, the day following the Nativity of the most holy Theotokos, we celebrate the synaxis of Saints Joachim and Anna, honouring them as her parents.

Apolytikion of Synaxis of the Holy Ancestors of God in the Second Tone

As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous ancestors, O Lord, through them we beseech Thee to save our souls.

Kontakion of Synaxis of the Holy Ancestors of God in the Second Tone

Now Anna is glad, for from the bonds of barrenness hath she been released; and nourishing the all-pure one, she doth summon all together, that they might praise Him Who from her womb hath bestowed upon mortal men the only pure Mother who hath not known man.