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Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos September 8


Feast Day: September 8

The Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos (Θεοτόκου) and Ever-Virgin Mary, is one of the Great Feasts of the Greek Orthodox Church and honors the birth of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Mary was born to elderly and previously barren parents named of Joachim and Anna, in answer to their prayers for a child. Her parents later became saints in the Greek Orthodox Church.

The icon depicts baby Mary with her parents Joachim and Anna.

Video: Nativity of the Theotokos, All Night Vigil at St. Andrew's Russian Greek-Catholic Parish, El Segundo, CA

Greek Orthodox Feast Days