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