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February 2015

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The Presentation in the Temple (C)

“And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord…” (Luke 2:22)

 

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period.
  • The Huldah Steps - once the main entrance to the Jerusalem Temple - in Jerusalem Archaeological Park. A favored site to say the fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.
  • Valley of Josaphat - Monumental priestly tombs from the Second Temple period.

 

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The Feast day of St. Simeon (O)

When Jesus was brought to the Temple by his parents after his birth, Saint Simeon the Righteous spoke the prophetic words: “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” (Luke 2: 30).

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem; The Orthodox Patriarchate and congregation celebrate the feast in the traditional location of the house of St. Simeon in Katamon, Jerusalem.

 

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