Thu, Feb 02|
St. John the Baptist GOC
Orthros and Divine Liturgy – Meeting of our Lord in the Temple
Forty days after His birth the Divine Child was brought to the Temple at Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord.
Time & Location
Feb 02, 8:00 AM
St. John the Baptist GOC, 5300 El Camino Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
About The Event
According to the Law of Moses (Lev. 12:2-8), a woman who gave birth to a male child was forbidden to enter the Temple for forty days. At the end of the time of her purification, the mother went to the Temple with the child, to offer a young lamb, two turtledoves, or pigeons to the Lord as a sacrifice. The Most Holy Virgin had no need of purification, since she had given birth to the Source of purity and sanctity. Out of humility, however, she fulfilled the requirements of the Law.