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« on: June 07, 2009, 01:59:08 AM »


 I'm looking for an Icon of St. Anna of Macedonia.  I understand St. Anna is also associated with Lefkadio/Levkadio.  A newly illumined friend at church has chosen her as her Patron Saint after reading about her.  But alas, no luck thus far with her Icon.  Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 09:24:04 AM »

I'm not sure: http://days.pravoslavie.ru/Life/life4574.htm

could you at least post the day of commemoration?
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 05:55:50 PM »

Mike, the link is not to the correct saint. Here's the name of the correct one from the days.pravoslavie.ru site: Анна Левкадийская. Her feastday is July 23, but this site has no icon or information on her life.

From a Greek site:

Η ΟΣΙΑ ΑΝΝΑ ή εν τω Λευκαδίω (ή Λευκάτη)

Υπήρξε στα χρόνια του βασιλιά Θεοφίλου του εικονομάχου (829-842) και ήταν κόρη πλούσιας και επίσημης οικογένειας. Ή 'ίδια είχε άφθονα σωματικά και πνευματικά χαρίσματα διότι ανατράφηκε εν παιδεία και νουθεσία Κυρίου. Μετά τον θάνατο των γονέων της, έγινε κληρονόμος της μεγάλης πατρικής περιουσίας, πού μέρος της διαμοίρασε στους φτωχούς. Άλλα την ωραία αυτή κόρη, αγάπησε κάποιος Άγαρηνός, πού διέμενε στην Κωνσταντινούπολη και τη ζήτησε σε γάμο, με την συγκατάθεση του βασιλιά Βασιλείου. Ή Άννα δεν δέχτηκε και με δάκρυα προσευχόταν στον Θεό να την απαλλάξει απ' αυτόν τον πειρασμό. Πράγματι ό Θεός άκουσε τις προσευχές της και ό Άγαρηνός πέθανε. Τότε ή Άννα, εντάχθηκε σε κάποιο μοναστήρι της Κων/πολης, όπου επιδόθηκε σε σκληρότατη άσκηση και προσευχή. Έτσι ασκητικά αφού πέρασε για 50 χρόνια, μετά από βραχύχρονη ασθένεια, παρέδωσε την μακαριά ψυχή της στο Θεό. Το δε τίμιο λείψανο της, μετά από χρόνια όταν έκτάφηκε, βρέθηκε σώο και εύωδίαζε ολόκληρο θεία ευωδιά, και έκανε πολλά και διάφορα θαύματα.

Translation:

Venerable Anna of Leukadia

She lived during the time of Emperor Theophilus the Iconoclast (829-842) and was the daughter of a wealthy and prominent family. Anna possessed abundant spiritual beauty but also spiritual gifts, as she concerned herself with seeking a knowledge of the Lord. She inherited the great family fortune on her parents' death, and distributed a portion of this to the poor. But a Hagarene fell in love with this beautiful maiden, and travelled to Constantinople and asked for her hand in marriage, and gained permission to do so from the king. Anna did not wish to marry him, and with tears prayed to God to be released from this temptation. Indeed, God answered her prayers, and the Hagarene soon died. Anna then entered a monastery in Constantinople, where she devoted herself to the strictest ascetic discipline and prayer. Thus, after fifty years of toil, and after a short illness, she gave up her blessed soul to God. Her honourable relics, when uncovered, were found to be incorrupt, exuding a divine fragrance, and worked many and varied miracles.

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 06:32:10 PM »

foun only another life: 

Hermitess, also called Susanna. Born in Constantinople in 840 to aristocrats, she fled the city to avoid marriage to Agarenus whose marriage proposal was supported by Emperor Basil the Macedonian. Anne went to Leucadia, Epirus, about 896. She lived as a hermitess there until her death. Anne may be the "Maura" listed in the Roman Martyrology as suffering martyrdom in Constantinople.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 06:51:03 PM »

Anne may be the "Maura" listed in the Roman Martyrology as suffering martyrdom in Constantinople.

http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=95

The two saints called Maura venerated by the Orthodox were both martyrs, and there is no resemblance in the life of Anna of Leukadia with the lives of the two mauras - the latter were comparatively young when they were martyred.

It is also not quite correct to refer to St Anna as "of Macedonia". The province of Epirus is in the north-west of Greece; Macedonia is the north-eastern province.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 02:20:50 PM »

Mike and LBK, thank you both very kindly!  If either of you (or anyone else) comes across anything, please let me know either on this thread or via PM.
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