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Monday, February 2, 2015

Reception of the Lord Resource Page

Reception of the Lord in the Temple (Feast Day - February 2)


The hands of Symeon that carry you
The Father’s bosom typify, my Christ.
On the second Symeon received Christ outside the Temple.

Feast of the Reception

Synaxarion for the Reception of the Lord

Reception of Christ: Epistle and Gospel Reading

Feast of the Reception of Our Lord In the Temple

The Reception of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ

The Theology of the Reception of Christ

The Presentation, Meeting or Reception of Christ?

The Oldest Written Account of the Celebration of the Reception of Christ at the Temple

Origins of the Feast of the Reception of Christ

Megalynaria of the Reception of Christ

The Theotokos as the Mystical Tongs

The Use of Candles in the Orthodox Church

Why We Light Oil Lamps and Candles Before Relics and Icons


Saints Symeon the God-Receiver and Anna the Prophetess

Synaxarion of Saints Symeon the God-Receiver and Anna the Prophetess

Righteous Symeon the God-Receiver

Who Really Was St. Symeon the God-Receiver?

Saint Symeon the God-Receiver as a Model for our Lives

A Miracle of St. Nicholas and St. Symeon the God-Receiver

Part of the Relics of St. Symeon the God-Receiver Given to Jerusalem Patriarchate from Croatia

Holy Prophetess Anna, Daughter of Phanuel

Holy Prophetess Anna as a Model for our Lives

Shrines and Icons of the Feast

6 Orthodox Churches Which Celebrate on February 2nd

Discovery of the Panagia Ypapanti Icon in Kalamata

The Hidden Church of Panagia Sergena in Santorini

Synaxis of Panagia Koutsouriotissa in Erateini of Phocis

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