July 23-39, 2007
Wednesday: Feast of the Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Mother of God
Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd. And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you." But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." (Luke 8:19-21 RSV - Gospel for the Feast of the Dormition of Anna)
St. Basil the Great: Intimacy with the Lord is not explained in terms of kinship according to the flesh, but it is achieved by cheerful willingness in doing the will of God.The icon is a detail of Dormiton (Falling Asleep) of Anna, the Mother of the Mother of God whose feast day is July 25th.