commonly called the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin
The presentation of Christ in the Temple
Hans Holbein the Elder
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Public Domain

The Collect

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in the substance of our flesh, so we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

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For the Epistle and Gospel Lessons

Malachi 3:1-5Luke 2:22-40