Commemoration: Parents of the Virgin Mary

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Monday July 26, 2021 All Day
Annually on July 26

The Parents of the Virgin Mary



"The Scriptures tell us nothing about the parents of the Virgin Mother, not even their names. An early but unreliable document, known as the Proto-Gospel (or Proto-Evangelion) of James, calls them Ann and Joachim, by which names they are customarily known. Our only real information about them, however, is an inference from the kind of daughter they reared." [1]

Prayers:

Almighty God, heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in

families: We thankfully remember before thee this day the

parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and we humbly entrust to

thy never-failing care the homes in which thy people dwell;

that we may be made very members of the heavenly family of thy

Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the

Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever.

Almighty God, heavenly Father, we remember in thanksgiving this Day the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and we pray that we all may be made one in the heavenly family of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever.


Citations:

[1] Kiefer, J. (n.d.). The Parents of the Virgin Mary. Retrieved July 20, 2020, from http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/211.html

[2] Image Source: https://tomperna.org/2013/07/22/mondays-with-mary-the-parents-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary/