Christmas of the Mother of God at Western Christians (08/09)

The Feast of the Nativity (Birth) of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated by the Catholic Church annually on September 8, commemorates the birth of the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The New Testament contains very little information about the life of the Virgin and the event celebrated on this day is recorded only in church tradition.

The legend says that the parents of the Virgin Mary were the pious Joachim, who came from the family of King David, and Anna, from the family of high priests. The Virgin Mary was born according to a special promise of God given to Joachim and Anna when they were already in old age. The name of the Mother of God was indicated by an angel who announced to her parents about her very birth.