Any information we have about Agia Anna (as well as about her husband Joachim) is taken from the Occult Gospels, especially from Jacob’s First Gospel and the Savior’s Infancy. Its name is the Hellenized form of the Hebrew word “Hannah”, which means favor, grace.
Saint Anna was:
Anna, the mother of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, was of the tribe of Levi.
Her father was a priest named Mathan and he was a priest during the reign of Cleopatra.
Her mother was called Maria. According to the Gospel of Jacob, Anna was the wife of Joachim. The couple had no children and begged God to give them one. God sent an angel to inform them that not only would they have a child, but that this would become famous all over the world.
Old Anna had a baby girl “by promise, but also according to the laws of nature,” according to Orthodox theology.
She named her Mary and was destined to become the mother of Christ.
After St. Anna weaned the Virgin and dedicated her to God, she spent the rest of her life fasting, praying and giving alms to the poor.
Finally, he slept peacefully. Temple in honor of St. Anna, built in Constantinople around 550 AD. the emperor Justinian.
There is a relic of the Saint in the Mount Athos hermitage of Agia Anna, in the Holy Temple of Agia Anna Katerini, as well as elsewhere.
The Orthodox Church honors Saint Anna three times a year: on December 9, Her Assumption, on July 25, her Assumption, and on September 9, together with her husband Joachim.