In Jerusalem, the commemoration of Saints Simeon and Anna, one being an old and devout man and the other a widow and a prophetess, merited to greet in infant Jesus as Messiah and Savior, the blessed hope and redemption of Israel, when he had been brought into the Temple to be presented in accordance with the custom of the law.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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