This beautiful feast is observed on the same date both by the Church in the East and in the West.
Today, the most pure temple of the Savior, the precious bridal chamber and Virgin, the sacred treasure of God, enters the house of the Lord, bringing the grace of the Divine Spirit. The Angels of God praise her. She is the heavenly tabernacle. Kontakion - sung in the Greek Orthodox Church on this Feast Day. Presentation of the Theotokos
Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertrude the Great to release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each times it is said:
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Even so, the Good Shepherd himself wants to guide you.
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Note:Through the trinitarian symbol
above the Gate of Heaven it seems the artist is showing us that even as
the Uncreated Light of the Holy Trinity is calling to us from Eternity,
we need guidance of the Good Shepherd, God Incarnate, to lead us safely
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I am here! Come share my triumph and my glory! In the Court of the Queen of Heaven, you will have the office of the Faithful Subject in time and in eternity. Letaille