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Feast of the The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos December 9th
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America ^

Posted on 12/09/2010 4:28:11 AM PST by Kolokotronis

Synaxarion:

According to the ancient tradition of the Church, since Saint Anna, the Ancestor of God, was barren, she and her husband Joachim remained without children until old age. Therefore, sorrowing over their childlessness, they besought God with a promise that, if He were to grant them the fruit of the womb, they would offer their offspring to Him as a gift. And God, hearkening to their supplication, informed them through an Angel concerning the birth of the Virgin. And thus, through God's promise, Anna conceived according to the laws of nature, and was deemed worthy to become the mother of the Mother of our Lord.

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone

Against all hope, the bonds of barrenness are loosed today. For, God has hearkened unto Joachim and Anna clearly promising that they would bear a godly maiden. He who commanded the angel to cry out to her, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you," will be born of her, the infinite One Himself, becoming man.

Kontakion in the Fourth Tone

Today the world rejoices in the conception of Anna, wrought by God. For she bore the One who beyond comprehension conceived the Logos.


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1 posted on 12/09/2010 4:28:15 AM PST by Kolokotronis
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To: kosta50; crazykatz; JosephW; lambo; MoJoWork_n; newberger; The_Reader_David; jb6; ...

Conception of the Theotokos ping!


2 posted on 12/09/2010 4:29:11 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Kolokotronis
Thank you.

Do you happen to have an icon of the feast? I love the tenderness it shows between Mary's parents.

3 posted on 12/09/2010 4:35:24 AM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Martin Tell
Here's a Western, though Orthodox, one. Is this the one you are looking for? I'd never seen it before. The one I posted is a version of the traditional one:


4 posted on 12/09/2010 4:46:40 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Martin Tell
the icon posted is for this feast day, but I think you mean this icon


5 posted on 12/09/2010 4:50:15 AM PST by kiki04 ("If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - THH)
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To: kiki04

sorry!

http://www.charlesrathert.com/reflectionministries/images/joachimandanna—drr.JPG


6 posted on 12/09/2010 4:52:22 AM PST by kiki04 ("If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - THH)
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To: Kolokotronis

It must have great to have the angel inform them in advance that their child would turn out well.


7 posted on 12/09/2010 5:17:44 AM PST by Tax-chick (He will be Peace.)
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To: Kolokotronis

Thanks, Kolo!

Don’t even the colors (maybe especially of the clothes) havae meaning in icons?


8 posted on 12/09/2010 5:19:05 AM PST by maryz
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To: Kolokotronis

That’s the icon I meant. Thank you.


9 posted on 12/09/2010 5:28:17 AM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Kolokotronis

Thank you for posting this.


10 posted on 12/09/2010 12:10:42 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: lastchance; Martin Tell

You are both very welcome.


11 posted on 12/09/2010 7:34:44 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated)
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To: Kolokotronis

Thank you for posting this. I love the Kontakion. Would you add me to your Orth list?


12 posted on 12/09/2010 7:54:06 PM PST by constitutiongirl ("Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal."---Leo Tolstoy)
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