“There was a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.” Luke 2:36-38
I was wondering this morning what the definition of “prophet” is and I found this definition:
1. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.2. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin, given you a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and welcomed you into his holy people. He now anoints you with the chrism of salvation. As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life. (taken from the Rite of Baptism for Children of the Roman Ritual)