This is the icon of the holy and righteous Joachim and Anna who are the parents of the Saint Mary and the grandparents of Jesus Christ. They had been married for fifty years, and were barren. God sent the Archangel Gabriel to each of them, who gave them tidings of the birth of 'a daughter most blessed, by whom all the nations of the earth will be blessed, and through whom will come the salvation of the world'.Each promised to have their child raised in the Temple as a holy vessel of God. The archangel told St. Joachim to return home, where he would find his wife waiting for him in the city gate. St. Anna he told to wait at the gate. When they saw one another, they embraced, and this Icon represents that scene.
10,23 x 14,17
11,81 x 15,74
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