1) Mother of the Virgin Mary, of whom nothing is known except the tradition that she was married to Joachim. In art she if often shown greeting him outside the Golden Gate. Her Hebrew name would have been Hannah.
Orthodox nameday: 25/7.
2) The daughter of a man named Phanuel, who became a widow at the age of 84. After her husband's death she went to the temple of Jerusalem and prayed and fasted. After a vision she propheted that Jesus was the Messiah.
Orthodox nameday: 3/2
St. Anne and the Virgin Mary , The Death of St. Anne (1)
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