|Icon of the Conception of the Theotokos|
(It's key elements are St. Anne, St. Joachim, and a bed)
Come O Sinner and behold the Holy Ancestor of God St. Anne, Mother of the Theotokos. How holy must have been the union that yielded the Immaculate Conception! How perfectly conformed to Divine Love must have been that union in a perfect prefigurement of Christ and His Bride! Let us marvel at the marriage that raised the Immaculate and All-Pure Mother of Christ Our God. Let us stand in awe at she who was given the grace of being the grandmother of God. Arise, arise O Sinner and beg the Lord to reveal His Love to the world. Arise, arise and utter a canticle, that marriage might be raised to it's proper dignity.