saints: Dormition of Anna, the mother of the Theotokos

Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.During the reign of St Justinian the Emperor (527-565), a church was … Continue reading saints: Dormition of Anna, the mother of the Theotokos