Tag: simeon

Through the Eyes of Hannah: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

Christianity, Religion, Spirituality
I have started a series of dramatic readings for Christmas intended to be acted/dramatically read to children.  We are using them during Advent/Christmas/few weeks after for our God’z Kidz Wednesday night group (Godly Play).  I thought having a dress-up box for the kids to play with fits right in with the Godly Play philosophy.  So, that’s what we’re doing!  If you use these stories, please understand that they are my creative work and I’d like to be credited. Based on Luke 2:22-38.  Hannah was an elderly woman who was a prophet. Well hello!  My name is Hannah.  I have been living at the Temple in Jerusalem for years.  I am an elder and a prophet.  I've been here longer than I can even remember.  I love worshiping God so much that I hardly ever want to go home.  But you know what that me


A River of Stones, aros, Christianity, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
was it the shepherds? the magi? or ancient simeon? or is it every time we love our neighbor? becoming epiphany. ~Terri Stewart January, 2011 A Small Stone Today, January 6, is the day the Christian (protestant) calendar marks as epiphany.  Epiphany is from the Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, meaning appearance or manifestation.  Unless we, in the Christian tradition, make Christ live through a continuous manifestation of love, celebrating epiphany is empty.  So go forth and manifest!