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The Prophecy of Simeon

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THE PROPHECY OF SIMEON “And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his Mother: Behold this child is set for the ruin and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; and thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35 1. We have already had prophecies concerning the future life of the Child. The Angel has... Read More

The Canticle of Simeon

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THE CANTICLE OF SIMEON  “And [he] said: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word, in peace; because my eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before thy people: a light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and mother were wondering at these things which were spoken concerning him.” Luke 2:25-28 1. This,... Read More

The Purification

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THE PURIFICATION “And after the days of her Purification, according to the Law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord. As it is written in the Law of the Lord, That every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: and to offer sacrifice, according as it is written in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.” Luke... Read More

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