The Meeting of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Temple - 02/02/20
Today the Church commemorates an important event in the earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:22-40). Forty days after His birth the God-Infant was taken to the Jerusalem Temple, the center of the nation’s religious life. According to the Law of Moses (Lev. 12:2-8), a woman who gave birth to a male child was forbidden to enter the Temple of God for forty days. At the end of this time the mother came to the Temple with the child, to offer a young lamb or pigeon to the Lord as a purification sacrifice. The Most Holy Virgin, the Mother of God, had no need of purification, since she had given birth to the Source of purity and sanctity without defilement. However, she humbly fulfilled the requirements of the Law.
Regular services are now being held at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church. All are welcome! The monthly calendar gives the type and time of services. As present civil authority regulations permit only 30 persons at any given service. It is necessary for you to register for Sunday Divine Liturgy and any Other service that is marked “registration.” To register go to signupgenuis or e-mail Maria Torrisi email@example.com or Father James firstname.lastname@example.org or leave message on the parish phone 908-685-1452. Registration deadline is Fridays evenings at 9:00p.m.
Reminder that you are required to observe social distancing and wear a mask or face covering, except for children under age of 2. For further information or clarification about the schedule or health regulations, please contact Father James Parsells.