Feast of the Meeting of the Lord

On this day, the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, we are presented on the on hand with the virtue of righteousness by Saints Simeon and Anna, not trusting in their own salvation, but hoping in righteousness that manifests in a life of fasting and prayer aflame with faith.

Meeting of the Lord The other perspective on this Feast is the innate and indelible purity of the holy Mother of God, the Virgin Theotokos, and the humble, silent acceptance of God’s Will by her spouse Joseph.

Offering such spiritual virtues in your heart, you will meet the Lord, not indirectly but directly. You will receive Him in the chamber of your heart and you will sing the the hymn that pierces the heavens and glorifies the angels and saints.

– Ponderings of the Holy Hierarch Theophan the Recluse

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