Taking Jesus into his arms, Simeon cried out and said: * Truly Thou art a light to enlighten the gentiles, and to the glory of thy people Israel. V. When His parents were bringing in the Child Jesus, then he received Him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said: Truly Thou art a light to enlighten the gentiles, and to the glory of thy people Israel. (The seventh responsory of Matins on the feast of the Purification.)
R. Suscipiens Jesum in ulnas suas Simeon, exclamavit, et dixit:
* Tu es vere lumen ad illuminationem Gentium, et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.
V. Cum inducerent puerum Jesum parentes ejus, et ipse accepit eum in ulnas suas, et benedixit Deum, et dixit: Tu es vere...
|The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, from the Brussels Hours (also known as the Très-Belles Heures de Jehan de France, Duc de Berry), by Jacquemart de Hesdin and workshop, ca. 1400.|