Simeon, photo by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Photo by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

from his description:
“Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

‘Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word;
for mine eyes have seen thy salvation
which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to thy people Israel.’

And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.”
– Luke 2:25-33.

This detail from a window in Corpus Christi church, Brixton depicts the scene described above, and today, 2 February, is the feast of the Lord’s Presentation in the Temple.

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