Liturgical Colour : White
Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke
Luke 22 : 22-32
In illo tempore : Postquam impleti sunt dies purgationis Mariae, secundum legem Moysi, tulerunt Jesum in Jerusalem, ut sisterent eum Domino, sicut scriptum est in lege Domini : Quia omne masculinum adaperiens vulvam sanctum Domino vocabitur. Et ut darent hostiam, secundum quod dictum est in lege Domini, par turturum aut duos pullos columbarum.
Et ecce, homo erat in Jerusalem, cui nomen Simeon, et homo iste justus et timoratus, exspectans consolationem Israel, et Spiritus Sanctus erat in eo. Et responsum acceperat a Spiritu Sancto, non visurum se mortem, nisi prius videret Christum Domini. Et venit in Spiritu in templum.
Et cum inducerent Puerum Jesum parentes Ejus, ut facerent secundum consuetudinem legis pro eo : et ipse accepit Eum in ulnas suas, et benedixit Deum, et dixit : Nunc dimittis servum Tuum, Domine, secundum verbum Tuum in pace : Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare Tuum : Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum : Lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloriam plebis Tuae Israel.
At that time, after the days of Mary’s purification, according to the Law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried Jesus to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord, as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male shall be called holy to the Lord, and to offer a sacrifice, according as how it is written in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.’
And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was in him, and he had received an answer from the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. And he came by the Spirit into the Temple.
And when His parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the Law, he also took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, “Now You may dismiss Your servant, o Lord, according to Your word in peace, because my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.”