Friday, December 9, 2016
The Conception of St. Anna: "O divine announcement!"
Sts. Joachim and Anna embracing the Most-holy Theotokos (source)
"O divine announcement! O strange telling! If I conceive in my womb, an Angel will be sent to her, Anna considers in astonishment, and with a loud voice cries out: glory to my God Who does paradoxical things!
-from the Canon for the feast of the Conception of St. Anna