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Akathist to the Righteous Joachim & Anna

This akathist was translated by the Reader Isaac Lambertsen and used here with his gracious permission.

No. 12 of St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery Series

“St. Joachim married St. Anna when he was twenty years old. All during their married life of over fifty years, they lived in simplicity and piety. Our holy Church Fathers explain that their purity and righteousness before God surpassed that of every married couple on earth, and that is why they were chosen to bring our Panaghia into the world. The blessed Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos [+1994] had a great reverence for this godly pair, referring to them as ‘the most dispassionate couple that ever existed. They had no carnal mindset at all.’ [...W]e have several reasons to seek the intercessions of these righteous ancestors of God by praying this Akathist so as to help us find wholeness in our lives, through seeking God’s healing forgiveness of the sins that shatter our soul’s unity and cause us to take our eyes off of Christ, the Source of ‘singleness of heart.’”
—“Akathist to the Righteous Joachim & Anna”


   Kontakion I
   Ikos I
   Kontakion II
   Ikos II
   Kontakion III
   Ikos III
   Kontakion IV
   Ikos IV
   Kontakion V
   Ikos V
   Kontakion VI
   Ikos VI
   Kontakion VII
   Ikos VII
   Kontakion VIII
   Ikos VIII
   Kontakion IX
   Ikos IX
   Kontakion X
   Ikos X
   Kontakion XI
   Ikos XI
   Kontakion XII
   Ikos XII
   Kontakion XIII
   Prayer to the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna
   Prayer for One’s Spouse
   Prayer for a Married Couple

Item Number: BKSP771
Publication Data: Safford, AZ: St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery, 2013
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 36
Dimensions (l × w × h): 16.5 cm × 12.0 cm × 0.2 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing

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