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Presentation of Jesus at 8 days, and Purification of Mary at 40 days. Today, February 2, is exactly 40 days after Christmas, once celebrated as "Candlemas". Simeon held the baby Jesus and sang what the hymnal calls the Nunc Dimitis. "Lord, let your servant depart in peace, for my eyes have seen your savation, as light to the Gentiles and the glory of His people, Israel."