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Presentation of the Lord in the Temple

The Presentation of the Lord in the Temple

February 2

– Compiled under the direction of Father Johann Roten, S.M.

This index of material included in the All About Mary website, brings together resources that pertain to this feast. Additional resources may also be available by using the provided search tools.

Mary's Life

Luke's Portrait of Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Luke 2:21-40: The Naming of Jesus and the Presentation in the Temple
See: Gospel of Luke, Mary in the

Luke and Mary
See: Bible Meditations on Mary

What was Mary's role as a disciple?

(Presentation in the temple mentioned in this context.) To understand Mary's role as disciple, it is useful to
remember that every human being is God's creature, directly (soul) and indirectly (body) the fruit of God's love.
See: Discipleship and Mary

Did Mary have servants?

Some points to consider: 1) There has been a tendency since the late Middle Ages to compare Mary to Christ in order to show the intimate connection between the two figures.... (answer contains reference to presentation in the temple)
See: Servants of Mary


Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of the Lord
See: Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Marian Feasts Past and Present
The following feature points to the evolution of Marian Feasts in the recent past
See: Liturgical History of Marian Feasts

Does the liturgy give us any hints about Mary's life?
Several events concerning Mary's life are commemorated during the yearly liturgical cycles of Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian Churches.
See: Liturgy, Life of Mary in the


The Life of Mary in Sacred Scripture
Direct quotes from Post-Vatican II documents
New Testament Elements Infancy: Nativity and Epiphany
See: Magisterial Documents: The Life of Mary


Kinds of Marian Icons
Refers briefly to types of icons appropriate to the liturgical feast day.
See: Icons

The Presentation in the Temple, block print art of Dominican Nuns, Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, New York
The presentation of Jesus in the temple shows Him to be the firstborn Son Who belongs to the Lord.
See: Rosary: Mystery Reflections


Ave Regina Caelorum
Marian Antiphon for the Time After the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and Lent
See: Antiphons


Candlemas Poetry
Includes: "The Presentation in the Temple," "Mary's Purification," "Candlemas" (by John D. Boyd, S.J.),"Simeon's Prophecy," "The Purification" (by Eugene M. Beck, S.J.), "Candlemas" (by Francesca), "The Purification from the Menaion," "Purification of the Blessed Virgin," "Our Lady of Doves," "The Offering (A Song of Simeon)."
See: Candlemas Poetry

Image shown: Presentation of Christ at the Temple, Hans Holbein the Elder

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