Presentation of Christ in the Temple - 02/02/14

This feast, celebrated on February 2, is known in the Orthodox Church asThe Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Another name for the feast isThe Meetinof our Lord.  The Feast of the Presentation concludes the observances related to the Nativity of Christ, a period that opened on November 15 with the beginninof the Nativity fast.

On this day, St. John the Divine also celebrated Godparent Day.  Each member of the church was encouraged to bring their Godparent to take part in a special service and enjoy lunch after the Divine Liturgy.