Dormition of the Righteous Anna, the Mother of the Most Holy Theotokos; Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council; Holy Woman Olympias (Olympiada) the Deaconess of Constantinople; Virgin-martyr Eupraxia of Tabenna

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency  - 25/7/17 Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos. During the reign of Saint Justinian the Emperor ...

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors St Anna

10/12/13 The Bulgarian Orthodox Church and Orthodox Bulgarians celebrate Monday, December 9th, the Day of Saint Anna. St. Anna, mother of the Virgin Mary, is honored as protector of the family, marriage, pregnant women, and birth. According to the folklore, women must not work or do chores on this they because when they become pregnant they ...

Face-to-Face With the Miraculous

Thom Nickels Thom NickelsPhiladelphia-based author/journalist 21/10/13 I took to the road again but this time headed to visit one of my favorite places, Saint Tikhon's monastery. Saint Tikhon's is an Orthodox monastery about 40 minutes outside of Scranton. The three hour trip on Martz Trailways went without a hitch. One of the monks, Brother Stephen, was at ...