Meeting of the Lord

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The '''Presentation''' of Christ into the Temple is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated on [[February 2]].
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The '''Presentation''' of Christ into the Temple is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated on [[February 2]]. In Eastern tradition, it is often called '''The Meeting of Our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ''', because the hymns emphasize the incarnate God, the Lord Jesus Christ, meeting with his people, Israel, in the persons of the Prophet [[Simeon the God-receiver|Simeon]] and the Prophetess [[Anna the Prophetess|Anna]].
  
 
In the [[Gospel of Luke]] 2:22-35, [[Theotokos|Mary]] and [[Joseph the Betrothed|Joseph]] took the infant Christ to the Temple in Jerusalem.  He was received in the arms of the elder [[Simeon the God-receiver|Simeon]], who then prayed, "Now let Thy servant depart in peace... for I have seen Thy salvation."  This was one of the things that Mary "pondered in her heart" -- the fact that others recognized that her Son was the [[Messiah]].
 
In the [[Gospel of Luke]] 2:22-35, [[Theotokos|Mary]] and [[Joseph the Betrothed|Joseph]] took the infant Christ to the Temple in Jerusalem.  He was received in the arms of the elder [[Simeon the God-receiver|Simeon]], who then prayed, "Now let Thy servant depart in peace... for I have seen Thy salvation."  This was one of the things that Mary "pondered in her heart" -- the fact that others recognized that her Son was the [[Messiah]].

Revision as of 12:51, January 11, 2005

The Presentation of Christ into the Temple is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, celebrated on February 2. In Eastern tradition, it is often called The Meeting of Our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ, because the hymns emphasize the incarnate God, the Lord Jesus Christ, meeting with his people, Israel, in the persons of the Prophet Simeon and the Prophetess Anna.

In the Gospel of Luke 2:22-35, Mary and Joseph took the infant Christ to the Temple in Jerusalem. He was received in the arms of the elder Simeon, who then prayed, "Now let Thy servant depart in peace... for I have seen Thy salvation." This was one of the things that Mary "pondered in her heart" -- the fact that others recognized that her Son was the Messiah.


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