February 2; The Encounter of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ
“Blessed is the man…” is taken only if the feast falls on a Sunday or Monday.
At Psalm 140
In Tone 1
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!
O Simeon, tell us whom you are joyfully carrying into the Temple.
To whom are you saying:
Now You may dismiss Your servant, O Lord,
because my eyes have seen my Saviour.
He is the child born of the Virgin.
He is the Word and God of God.
O Lord, Who for our sake was incarnate and saved the world,
to You we bow in worship.
Let Yours ears be attentive*