The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, commonly called the Purification of St. Mary the Virgin, or Candlemas (focus texts in bold):
Malachi 3:1-5 - The Lord will come into his Temple
Psalm 24 - who is holy enough to enter God's Temple?
Galatians 4:1-17 - born under a woman, born under the law
Luke 2:22-40 - the baby Jesus presented in the Temple
Cover art: “Simeon’s Moment” by Ron DiCianni, 2000, oil on canvas, private collection
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