St. Anna of Constantinople


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Commemorated on October 29

St. Anna and her son, St. John, lived in the ninth century. She was the daughter of a deacon of the Blachernae Church in Constantinople. After the death of her husband, she dressed in men’s clothing and called herself Euthymianus. She and her son lived the aesthetic life in a monastery near Olympus. She died in Constantinople in 826.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)