October 8, 2016 all-day

What we know of Simeon comes only from the account in the Gospel of Luke when he took the infant Jesus in his arms in the temple in Jerusalem and spoke the words that are known to us as the Nunc Dimitis. Luke tells us that he was a “just and devout man who awaited the consolation of Israel.” The Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he would not see death before he had seen the Messiah.