Sunday, February 03, 2008

From the Menaion - 3 February


On 3 February, we commemorate the holy and just Simeon, who received the Lord, and Anna the Prophetess. Their synaxis is celebrated in the sanctuary of the holy apostle James, the brother of the Lord, which is found in the venerable temple of the All-holy Theotokos, near the most holy Great Church.

O Elder, announce to the dead, "The Word, whom I have seen made man like us, shall come to you!" O daughter of Phanuel, you did not leave the earth until you had seen the saving coming of our God. Simeon, seeing God and finding the bonds of this life to confining, took leave on the third.

By the prayers of Your Saints, O Christ our God, take pity on us and save us. Amen.

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