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Holy Prophetess Anna

Righteous Anna the Prophetess came from the tribe of Asher. Her marriage had lasted for seven years, then Anna buried her husband and devoted herself to strict godly life, "never left the temple, fasting and praying served God day and night" (Lk 2: 37).
When Anna was 84 years old, she was honored to be in the Temple of Jerusalem together with Saint Simeon at meeting of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was brought there on the 40th day after birth, to do for him according to the custom of the Law (Lk 2: 36 - 38). As soon as St Simeon saw who came, the Holy Spirit revealed to him that the Divine Infant in the hands of Pure Virgin Mary was the expected Messiah, the Savior of the world. The Elder took the baby Christ up in his arms and said his prophetic words: “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” He blessed the Most Pure Virgin and the righteous Joseph, and turning to the Virgin Mary said, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.” / Luke . 2,22-35 /.
For her strict abstinent life, fasting and unceasing prayer, she received from the Lord the gift of prophecy.

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Holy Prophetess Anna
Holy Prophetess Anna
Holy Foremother St. Liya, Holy Prophetess Anna, Holy Martyr Irene, Holy Martyr Princess Ludmila of Czech, Holy Martyr Daria
Holy Foremother St. Liya, Holy Prophetess Anna, Holy Martyr Irene, Holy Martyr Princess  Ludmila of Czech, Holy Martyr Daria