‘And the favour of God was upon him.’ Sunday Reflections, Feast of the Holy Family; Mary, Mother of God

Posted December 29, 2017 5:12 pm by Fr Seán Coyle

‘And the favour of God was upon him.’ Sunday Reflections, Feast of the Holy Family; Mary, Mother of God

Presentation in the TempleGerbrand van de Eeckhout [Web Gallery of Art]Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)Gospel Luke 2:22-40 [2:22, 39-40] (NewRevised  Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition) When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord[ (as it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord’), and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, ‘a pair of turtle-doves

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