St. Anna (Saint Anne, also Ann or Anna, from the Hebrew Hannah) — in Christianity, mother of Mary, grandmother of Jesus Christ (Theotokos), the wife of St. Joachim (St. Joachim), who gave birth to a daughter miraculously after years of childless marriage.
To St. Anne referred to as the protector of pregnant women. It was her turn their prayers so that the delivery was easy, healthy baby, and that was enough milk. Saint Anne is also the patron of laundresses and embroiderers, as these crafts related to the functions of mother.
In the Orthodox and Catholic churches canonised.
Catholic notes as holiday and December 8 — the day of conception of the Virgin Mary, which the Roman Catholic Church considers blameless, interpreting this to mean that Mary has not passed the original sin, but not the fact that she, like Jesus, was conceived seedless way. Under the doctrine of the Franciscans, the conception of the Virgin Mary was the result of hugs and kisses at the Golden Gate, and the miracle was the first act of divine salvation.
The Orthodox Church celebrates Assumption Righteous Anna, mother of the Virgin, August 7.