Candlemas…

Luke 2:34-35:

And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.

WEYDEN, Rogier van der Weyden, St. Columba Altarpiece (detail of the Presentation) c. 1455. Oil on oak panel, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

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