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Saint Joachim / Ancester of Christ, Joachim
 

The Ancester of Christ, Joachim is the father of The Theotokos and is the grandfather according to the flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ.

Biography

The Ancester of Christ, Joachim was the father of The Theotokos. His wife was The Ancester of Christ, Ann. The Ancesters of Christ, Joachim and Ann are the grandparents according to the flesh of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. They lived locally, in Nazareth and in Jerusalem.

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, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / 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 Joachim

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church declared that The Ancester of Christ, Joachim was a Saint.

Feast Day

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

Name

The Ancester of Christ, Joachim 's name means "Yahweh prepares" or "Yahweh establishes".

The Ancester of Christ, Joachim's Home in Jerusalem and St. Anne Seminary

Supposely, the Jerusalem home of the parents of The Theotokos , The Ancesters of Christ, Ann and Joachim, was near the Pool of Bethesda.

St. Anne Seminary was located on the grounds of the the "White Fathers" or "The Society of Missionaries of Africa" property on the “Via Dolorosa” near "Lion's Gate" / "St. Stephen's Gate" / "Bab al-Asbat". This complex includes “St. Anne’s Church”, which was built on the traditional site of The Theotokos’ childhood home, and the “Pools of Bethesda”, which is the traditional site of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ curing the paralyzed man. (Jn. 5: 1-15)

More information

The Holy Ancestors of Christ, Joachim & Anna Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints

St. Joachim Catholic Encyclopedia

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The Holy Ancestors of Christ, Joachim & Anna Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Click on Feasts of Major Saints


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