Our Church commemorates today the Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God.
We also celebrate the memory of Prophetess Anna (Hannah), mother of Prophet Samuel.
An angel sent by the Lord announced to Saints Joachim and Anna, righteous men and with complete confidence in God’s will, that they would be the parents of a daughter, the Virgin Mary.
Apart from the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Church commemorates the Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Conception of St John the Forerunner, son of Zachariah and Elizabeth. Those two saints are solemnly celebrated because they were highly important for the salvation of humankind and the renovation of the whole of creation.
Source: Church of Cyprus