THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF ST. ANNA AT THE PATRIARCHATE
The commemoration of the Dormition of St. Anna was celebrated by the Patriarchate, at her Holy Monastery by St. Stephen’s Gate inside the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, on Wednesday July 25/ August 7, 2019.
On this feast the Church while honouring the Dormition of St. Anna, commemorates also her life, which was according to God’s Will, her faith to God and that of her husband Joachim, which evoked God’s mercy and gave her, the former barren woman, Mary, the Most Holy Theotokos, and by the Holy Spirit the Mother of our God, to be the fruit of her womb.
In honour of St. Anna Vespers was held in the aforementioned Holy Monastery in the evening, and the D. Liturgy in the morning by the Master of Ceremonies Archimandrite Bartholomew.
After the Divine Liturgy the Hegoumen Archimandrite Meletios offered a reception at the hegoumeneion.