The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple — Tissot


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Category: Birth-Holy Family

This artwork by Tissot shows the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph presenting the Christ child in the temple soon after He was born (it's also the purification of Our Lady). An aged and rejoicing Simeon holds the baby Jesus high in his arms as His famous canticle. 

"... And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, He also took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." — Luke 2:27-33

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