Feb 2: Annual Meeting and Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

Come join us at our single, combined service at 9 a.m.; the annual meeting will follow the service. We will also be celebrating the feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple.

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, which falls on 2 February, celebrates an early episode in the life of Jesus. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and some Eastern Catholic Churches, it is one of the twelve Great Feasts, and is sometimes called Hypapante (Ὑπαπαντή, lit., ‘Meeting’ in Greek). Other traditional names include Candlemas, the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, and the Meeting of the Lord. In the Church of England, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple is a Principal Feast celebrated either on 2 February or on the Sunday between 28 January and 3 February.  — Wikipedia

The choir will be singing an anthem based on the Nunc Dimittis. Please come and join us.

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. — http://satucket.com/lectionary/Purification.htm

From Wikipedia

Artist Holbein d. Ä., Hans
Title
Deutsch: Dominikaneraltar, linker Innenflügel, untere Tafel: Darbietung des Christusknaben im Tempel
Presentation of Jesus at the temple

Presentation of Jesus at the temple

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