When our Lord was presented in the Temple, He put on prophecy and priesthood, and went forth bearing the purity of the priesthood upon His pure members, and bearing the words of prophecy in His wondrous ears.

For when Simeon was sanctifying the body of the Child who sanctifies all, that body received the priesthood in its sanctification.

And again, when Simeon was prophesying over Him, prophecy quickly entered the hearing of the Child.

[…] Accordingly, each one of the gifts that was stored up for the Son, He gathered from their true tree.

For He received baptism from the Jordan, even though John still after Him used to baptise.

And He received priesthood from the Temple, even though Annas the High Priest exercised it.

And again, He received prophecy which had been handed down amongst the righteous, even though by it Caiaphas in mockery platted a crown for our Lord.

And He received the kingdom from the house of David, even though Herod held the place and exercised it.

And when all those gifts which He had given to those of old time saw Him, they came flying from every quarter and rested on Him their Giver.

For they gathered themselves together from every side, to come and be grafted into their natural tree.

[…] Therefore they hastened to come to their sweet parent-stock; namely to the Godhead Who in sufficiency came down to the people of Israel, that the parts of Him might be gathered to Him.

[…] But when our Lord took to Himself Priesthood…He sanctified by it all the Gentiles.

And again, when He took to Himself prophecy, He revealed by it His counsels to all nations.

And when he wove His crown, He bound the strong One who takes all men captive, and divides his spoils.

These gifts were barren, with the fig-tree, which while it was barren of fruit made barren such glorious powers as these.

Therefore as being without fruit, it was cut off, that these gifts might pass forth from it and bring forth fruit abundantly among all the Gentiles.

So He, Who came to make our bodies abodes for His indwelling, passed by all those dwelling-places.

Let each one of us then be a dwelling-place for Him Who loves me.  Let us come to Him and make our abode with Him.

This is the Godhead Whom though all creation cannot contain, yet a lowly and humble soul suffices to receive Him.

Ephrem the Syrian (c.306-373): Homily on Our Lord, 53-57.