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Presentation of the Lord
“Candlemas”
Feast Day
February 2nd

Presentation at the Temple
by Giovanni Bellini – 1460-64 – Tempera on wood
Galleria Querini Stampalia, Venice

Nunc Dimmitis
“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word;
for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel.”

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