[[Image:Entrance.jpg|right|frame|The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple]]
Presentation of the Theotokos''' into the Temple, also called '''The Entrance''', is one of the [[Great Feasts]] of the [[Orthodox Church]], celebrated on [[November 21]].
According to [[Tradition]], the [[Theotokos|Virgin Mary]] was taken—presented—into the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem as a young girl, where she lived and served as a Temple virgin until her betrothal to [[Joseph the Betrothed|St. Joseph]]. One of the earliest sources of this tradition is the non-canonical [[Protoevangelion of James]], also called the ''Infancy Gospel of James''.
[[Troparion]] (Tone 4) [http://www.oca.org/OCchapter.asp?SID=2&ID=86]
:Today is the preview of the good will of God,
of the preaching of the salvation of mankind.
:The Virgin appears in the temple of God,
in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all.
:Let us rejoice and sing to her: Rejoice,
:0 Divine Fulfillment of the Creator's dispensation.
:The most pure Temple of the Savior;
the precious Chamber and Virgin;: the sacred Treasure of the glory of God,: is presented today to the house of the Lord.
:She brings with her the grace of the Spirit,
therefore, the angels of God praise her:
:"Truly this woman is the abode of heaven."