Lighting candles before Vigil this evening, for the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. This commemoration marks the end of the Christmas season, when 40 days after birth Jesus was presented in the temple in Jerusalem to fulfill the law of Moses. The Prophet Simeon knew by the Spirit that the child was the Christ, the Messiah, and he took him in his arms and said,
“Lord, now let Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people: a Light to enlighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.”
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Beautiful. Thank you, sweet GJ!
There is such a gentleness, serenity and still-awe to Simeon’s prayer. I always like singing the Nunc Dimitis in church.
I love your title for this post. There is a knowing that transcends knowledge, and yes, Simeon knew.