The Presentation in the Temple plaque is a beautiful representation of this important event. This plaque shows Mary handing the Christ child to Simeon. Mary and Simeon’s postures illustrate love and devotion as they lean forward with the Christ child between. The beauty of this plaque is inherent in the details, from the clothing of Mary and Simeon, to the carpet beneath their feet, to baby Jesus with his arms outstretched and the tracings of a halo around his head. The three-dimensional aspect lends a deeper beauty.
Stations of the Nativity Series
This plaque stands alone, or may be purchased with other plaques in the series. These are stunning displayed singly or in a group. To see all plaques in the series click here.
The Stations of the Nativity plaques are inspired by the Stations of the Cross: by meditating on the plaques, we gain a more immediate and visceral connection to the astounding events of Christ’s birth. Plaques include: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Angel and Shepherds, the Epiphany, the Flight into Egypt, and the Presentation. Enrich your experience of one of the central events in our faith with these remarkable and graceful plaques.
Made of the finest bronze and cast in old Europe using old-world methods, these plaques are made to last for generations and give the vivid gift of faith.
“On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord’), and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: ‘a pair of doves or two young pigeons.
“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you now dismiss your servant in peace.
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.
The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
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