1 February 2008 Sermon for Candlemas Eucharist
The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster
Simeon was ready for death. He was righteous and devout. As he waited for death he longed that God’s promise would be fulfilled, that he would see the Lord’s Messiah. He had been waiting a long time for what his eyes had now seen. “Mine eyes have seen thy salvation.” He had been longing and waiting. Now he had seen.