Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My first Name Day

While yesterday was the Great Feast of the Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, today is Joachim and Anna day - My Name Day (my middle name is Anne)!
Troparion (Tone 5)
Let us sing praises to Joachim and Anna,
the couple honored by God
(and they are His kinsmen).
They have borne for us the Maiden
who in a manner beyond understanding
gave birth to Him Who though fleshless,
became the incarnate to save the world.
With her they intercede for our souls.
Kontakion (Tone 2)
Anna rejoices, released from her barrenness,
and nurses her most pure child.
She calls all people to glorify Him
Who gave the Virgin Mother to mankind from her womb


Blogger Michelle Melania said...

Happy *first* Namesday!! I wish you many, many more namesdays.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

Many years, Anna/Anne! :D

2:45 PM  
Blogger jenny baker said...

happy name day wonderful anna! what a beautiful icon of the Virgin Mary with her parents. i hope you enjoy today. :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

What a blessing! Happy, Happy First Namesday and Many, Many Years!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Erin Bernard said...

Happy namesday! Many years!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Thomas Ham said...

Happy Belated Name day from the Ham's in Vancouver!

10:49 AM  

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