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Orthodox Christians celebrate Dec. 4 in the Temple of the Blessed Virgin and the Virgin Mary

December 4 2005

December 4 The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates one of the twelve great church holidays - in the Temple of the Blessed Virgin and the Virgin Mary.

Saints of the Blessed Virgin's parents, Joachim and Anna, being barren, prayed for the gift of a child and vowed that it will dedicate to the service of God. Their prayer was heard, and the Lord gave them a daughter, who was destined to become the Mother of the Saviour of the world.

The introduction of the Virgin Mary in the Temple for dedication to God, was held under this Her parents vow. Virgin at this time will be only three years. The high priest had met her at the entrance to the temple, and brought her into the Holy of Holies, where, and he could, by law, to enter only once a year, as it were predicting that this will become very Otrokovice animate the temple of God.

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