Posted by: anna | February 23, 2011


Today (10 February) I commemorate particularly my patron saint, our Venerable Mother Anna, Right-believing Great Princess of Russia, Wonderworker of Novgorod. I was chrismated and received into Orthodoxy two years ago on the eve of her feast!
Troparion, Tone 1
Lysande från väst såsom en stjärna som upplyser himmelen, värdigades du mottaga den Ortodoxa tron; och i det du frambar den som en frukt till det välsignade Ryska landet, heliga och saligt troende furstinna Anna, omfattade du Kristus med hela ditt hjärtas kärlek, bevarande Hans rättfärdighet och bud. I det vi idag firar ditt allraheligaste minne, mottager vi genom dina böner syndernas förlåtelse.

Having shone forth from the West like a star of heavenly radiance, thou wast vouchsafed to receive the Orthodox Faith; and having brought forth right glorious fruit for the Russian land therein, O holy right-believing Princess Anna, thou didst love Christ with all thy heart, keeping His statutes and laws. Wherefore, celebrating thy most holy memory today, through thy supplications we receive remission of sins.
Тропарь благоверной княгини Анны Новгородской, глас 1
От запада возсиявши, яко звезда небосветлая,/ прияти Православную веру сподобилася еси,/ в нейже плод благославный Русской земле принесши,/ святая благоверная княгине Анно,/ Христа всем сердцем возлюбила еси,/ Того оправдания и законы хранящи;/ темже днесь всесвятую твою память празднующе,/ грехов оставление молитвами твоими приемлем. 


  • interesting article by Fr Andrew Phillips about spiritual geography and the numerous early-medieval connections between the royal families of Rus and Sweden
  • article about the return of some of the relics of Anna of Novgorod to Sweden (in Swedish)
  • video of the relics at Stockholm (part 1 – see links on youtube for the next part) at St Sava’s Cathedral – first time I’ve heard Orthodox singing in Swedish to Serbian music!

Pray to God for me, O holy mother Irina-Anna, well-pleasing to God, for I readily commend myself to thee,  who art the speedy helper and intercessor for my soul.

Genom våra heliga mödrars och fäders förböner, Herre Jesus Kristus vår Gud, förbarma Dig över oss.


  1. Many Years on your Anniversary and your Patron Saint Day!

  2. Nameday blessings!

  3. Happy Name Day!!!! Many Many Years! What a special day and Saint! Happy 2 year anniversary! Wishing you many more years!!

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