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THE FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY

The Presentation

4th Joy

Let us, imitating Mary's example, be prompt and pious in the fulfillment of the duties of religion.

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  1. Observing the Law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. (Luke 2:22)
  2. Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man. (Luke 2:25)
  3. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Sprit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. (Luke 2:26)
  4. And when the parents brought in the child Jesus, he took Him into his arms and blessed God. (Luke 2:27, 28)
  5. Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised. (Luke 2:29)
  6. Because my eyes have seen the salvation which You have prepared for all the nations to see. (Luke 2:30, 31)
  7. A light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of Your people Israel. (Luke 2:32)
  8. And he said to Mary His mother, You see this child: He is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected. (Luke 2:34)
  9. And a sword will pierce your own soul too--so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare. (Luke 2:35)
  10. And they went back to Nazareth, and the child grew to maturity, and He was filled with wisdom; and God's favor was with Him. (Luke 2:39, 40)
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