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Entrance of the Theotokos

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The '''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 St. [[Joseph the Betrothed|Joseph]]. One of the earliest sources of this tradition is the non-canonical [[Infancy Gospel of James]].
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