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Saint Ann (Al-Qiddissah Hannah)
 
Ancester of Christ, AnnSaint Ann or Ancester of Christ, Ann or Al-Qiddissah Hannah

Biography

Saint Ann or Ancester of Christ, Ann or Al-Qiddissah Hanna is the mother of The Theotokos and is the grandmother according to the flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ

The Theotokos' birth saved her elderly parents, The Ancesters of Christ, Anne and Joachim, from the shame of having no children. This birth was a sign of Holy God's merciful love.

From The Theotokos's birth, her parents dedicated her to the service of Holy God.
When The Theotokos grew older, she served Holy God and also the whole human race by agreeing to give birth to the Incarnate Word and Son of God, Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The agreement is commemorated at the Great Feast of The Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary.

Saint Ann

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church declared that The Ancester of Christ, Ann was a Saint. She is also called "Holy Ann."

Feast Days

25 July - The Dormition of Holy Ann, the Mother of The Theotokos

9 September - Second Day of Celebration of the Great Feast of the Nativity of The Theotokos; commemoration of The Ancesters of Christ, Joachim and Ann

Troparion

25 July - The Dormition of Holy Ann, the Mother of The Theotokos (TONE 4)
O divinely wise Anne, you carried in your womb the Mother of God, the Immaculate One who gave life to Life. Wherefore you now have been carried up joyfully to the inheritance of heaven, the abode of those who rejoice in glory. O ever-blessed one, you seek the forgiveness of sins for those who honor you with fervor.

Name in Languages

Arabic - 3 answers

  • (Literary) "Hannah / Hanneh", (Colloquial) "Hanny / Hannee"
    The capital H being a guttural h as in the adjective "Hanoon", meaning merciful or compassionate or in the word "Haleeb" meaning milk or "Hadeed" meaning iron. The is no corresponding sound to Haa' in Enlish. Someone should pronounce this word in front of you to give you an idea how to pronounce it
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  • "Al-Qiddissah / Qideesa Hannah / Hanneh" means "The Saint Ann". The word "Al-Qiddissah / Qideesa" means "The Saint". The word "Hannah / Hanneh" means "Ann".
  • "Qiddissah / Qideesa Hanny / Hannee" means "Saint Ann". The word "Qiddissah / Qideesa" means "Saint". The word "Hannee" means "Ann".

Hebrew

"Hannah"

English

"Ann" is also spelled "Anne".

German and Spanish

"Anna"

Name Meaning

"Hannah" / "Hanneh", "Hanny" / / "Hannee" / "Ann" / "Anne" / "Anna" means "grace" or "the gracious one".


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