The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8 – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The source for the story of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel written about A.D. 150. From it, we learn the names of Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, as well as the tradition that...

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8 – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The source for the story of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Protoevangelium of James, an apocryphal gospel written about A.D. 150. From it, we learn the names of Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, as well as the tradition that...

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8 – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated at least by the sixth century, when St. Romanos the Melodist, an Eastern Christian who composed many of the hymns used in the Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox liturgies, composed a...