Saturday September 22, 2018 / September 9, 2018
17th Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.
The Scripture Readings1 Corinthians 14:20-25
Saints Joachim and Anna, Troparion in Tone I —
Joachim and Anna, who were righteous in the law of grace,/ have for us given birth unto a God-given babe./ Wherefore, the divine Church keepeth splendid festival today,/ celebrating their honoured memory with gladness,/ glorifying God Who hath lifted up the horn of salvation for us// in the house of David.
Kontakion of Saints Joachim and Anna in Tone II "Seeking the highest"
Anna now rejoiceth,/ having broken the bond of barrenness;/ and she nurtureth the all-pure one,/ calling upon all to hymn the One Who through her womb// hath given unto men the only Mother who knew not man.