Today is the Orthodox Feast Day of Saint Anna. Many couples will go to Church on this day to pray for a baby.
I thought this might be a nice time to share a few different stories about Orthodox Saints and the Greek Traditions people may try to pray for a baby.
If you wish to become parents one day, or if you know someone who is praying to conceive, these blog posts may act as inspiration.
5 Orthodox Saints and Traditions To Pray For A Baby
St Anna and St Joachim prayed for a child but they could not conceive. The childless couple were publicly humiliated and rejected by all. They were seen to be cursed and they were treated like their infidelity was contagious. Nobody, not even their Priest would allow them back in to their Church. Their offerings were not accepted and they were shunned by all. Read more…
Some women eat pieces of apple that have been blessed by the Church with the hope of falling pregnant. Apples are taken to the Church on the Feast Day of Saint Irene which is on July 28th. The apples can be dried or fresh. Those Churches which are dedicated to Saint Irene will bless the apples and keep them for people, especially women, who need help. Before eating the apple it is important to fast for at least 3 days. Read more…
Panagia Tinos is The Church of Virgin Mary on the Greek Island of Tinos and is also known as Panayia Evangelistria. Inside the Church is one of the most important religious monuments in the whole of Greece – The Miraculous Icon of Virgin Mary. Read more…
4. Pray To Saint Marina
I have not written a blog post about this yet but if you know of any useful books or websites, please send the suggestions to me. I would like to learn more about St Marina and the reason why many people pray to her for a baby.
5. Wear A Skini
A Skini is a piece of string wrapped and blessed around the tomb of a saint. The Orthodox Mom shares her personal story of wearing this string on her blog. Read more from the Orthodox Mom…
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