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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Christmas, Feast Days, Liz Estler, Mary


Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February 2 Although the Christmas season formally ended last month, this beautiful feast is the farthest extension of it.  In the early centuries, it was originally known as the Presentation of the Lord. Being observant Jews, the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph, in humility and obedience, went in accord with Mosaic law to the Temple in Jerusalem to consecrate... Read More

The Witness of Anna


THE WITNESS OF ANNA “And there was a prophetess called Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was far advanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. And she was a widow until four score and four years, who departed not from the Temple, by fastings and prayers serving day and night. Now she, at the same hour, coming in, gave praise to the Lord,... Read More

The Canticle of Simeon


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


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

The Types


“Our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and were all in Moses baptized in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual food, and did all drink of the same spiritual drink, and they drank of the spiritual rock which followed them, and the rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the desert. Now these... Read More

The History and Ruins of Jerusalem’s Temple

February 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Pilgrimage


With the debut of The Faithful Traveler in the Holy Land on EWTN this month (see details below), I am exploring the sites in the Holy Land. This month, in honor of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, we’ll be looking at the history of Jerusalem’s temple and what remains of it today. Forty days after Jesus was born, the Holy Family travelled to Jerusalem, where they presented the baby to... Read More

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