Saturday, February 02, 2013
From the Menaion - 2 February
On 2 February, we celebrate the Hypapanty, or Encounter of our Lord Jesus Christ, when He was received in the arms of Just Simeon.
The arms of Simeon, carrying Christ Jesus, resemble the bosom of the Father, where He is enthroned above. Simeon receives Him within the Temple on the second.
All glory and power to our God throughout all the ages. Amen.