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The Feast day of St. Simeon

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February 16

The Orthodox Patriarchate and congregation celebrate the feast in the traditional location of the house of St. Simeon in Katamon, Jerusalem.

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When Jesus was brought to the Temple by his parents after his birth, Saint Simeon the Righteous spoke the prophetic words:

“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” (Luke 2: 30).

 

Highlights of the feast

Jerusalem: The Orthodox Patriarchate and congregation celebrate the feast in the traditional location of the house of St. Simeon in Katamon, Jerusalem.




 

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