eNewsletter of the Eastern Diocese
The Armenian Church styles her Sourp Asdvadzadzin: the “Holy Mother-of-God”: an almost cosmic title which has elicited reverent love from generations of Armenian Christians, and is honored as the name of many of our churches. In more common parlance she is St. Mary: the girl of humble piety who carried the Hope of the world within her body, and delivered Him as a baby in Bethlehem.
She began life as the child of a devout Hebrew couple, whose earnest prayer was answered with the birth of a precious daughter. Tuesday, August 23, marks the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Holy Virgin Mary, who are remembered with honor in the Armenian Church. The parents who guided St. Mary onto the path of holiness truly deserve to be celebrated.
To read more about the feasts of the Holy Mother-of-God, click here. http://www.armenianchurch-ed.net/feasts/the-mother-of-god/
Our Lord's saintly grandparents lend their names to our Diocesan parish in Palos Heights, IL. To visit the parish website, click here http://saintsjoachimandanne.net/