Responsum accepit Simeon

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The Communion for Candlemas. The verses may be drawn from Luke 29- or from Psalm 47 (48).

There is also a processional antiphon at the entrance, with a continuation of the text below: "…et cum inducerent puerum in templum, accepit eum in ulnas suas, et benedixit Deum, et dixit: Nunc dimittis, Domine, servum tuum in pace."

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Latin.png Latin text

Responsum accepit Simeon a Spiritu Sancto non visurum se mortem nisi videret Christum Domini.
Luke 2: 26

English.png English translation

It was revealed to Simeon by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he first saw Christ the Lord.

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