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Conception of the Theotokos

Conception of the Theotokos

Commemorated December 9

Troparion of St. Anna, Tone 4

Today the bonds of barrenness are loosed; for God listened to Joachim and Anna. He promised them - although it was beyond hope - that they should bear a divine child. From this child was born incarnate the Infinite God, Who told the Angel to cry to her: Rejoice, full of grace; the Lord is with thee.

Kontakion of St. Anna, Tone 4

Today creation celebrates Anna's conception which was effected by God. For she conceived the Maiden who conceived the Word Who is beyond all words.