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Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple

Child of Faith, Mother of our Salvation

Joachim and Anna were devout Jews and prayerful believers who trusted in the love of God and His promise to save His people.

Childless for many years, they were overwhelmed by the birth of their baby girl, Mary.

In Jewish tradition - to be childless would cause the loss of their memory in the generations to come.

Mary became their eternal memory in life.

November 21st is a Major Marion Feast Day in the Byzantine Catholic Church. It commemorates the presentation of the child, Mary to the Temple.

During her years of service to her synagogue, Mary was educated far beyond the skills of girls of her day.

She learned the traditions and Truths of the Jewish People and grew in dignity and Faith before the Lord.