Meeting of the Lord
“ … a Light to enlighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.”
The Feast of the Meeting of the Lord
In the Gospel of Luke 2:22-35, Mary and Joseph took the infant Christ to the Temple in Jerusalem. He was received in the arms of the elder Simeon, who then prayed, “Now let Thy servant depart in peace… for I have seen Thy salvation.” This was one of the things that Mary “pondered in her heart”—the fact that others recognized that her Son was the Messiah.
Here is a homily on the Feast from Archbishop Dimitri of Blessed Memory.