Conception of the Theotokos
Commemorated December 9
Troparion of St. Anna, Tone 4
Today the bonds of barrenness are loosed; for God listened to Joachim and Anna. He promised them - although it was beyond hope - that they should bear a divine child. From this child was born incarnate the Infinite God, Who told the Angel to cry to her: Rejoice, full of grace; the Lord is with thee.
Kontakion of St. Anna, Tone 4
Today creation celebrates Anna's conception which was effected by God. For she conceived the Maiden who conceived the Word Who is beyond all words.