Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thursday, February 2: Candlemas

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Presentation of Christ at the Temple by Hans Holbein the Elder, 1500–01 (Kunsthalle,Hamburg)

Thursday, February 2


10:30  Blessing of Candles, Procession,
followed by 
Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Burt Boudoin

Please come and join us on Thursday morning, February 2, at 10:30, at St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove to celebrate Candlemass (also known as Purification of the Blessed Virgin or Feast of the Presentation of Christ to the Temple). In obedience to Mosaic Law, which called for women to be purified after having given birth and to redeem their fist born, the Mother of God went to the temple of Jerusalem. There she was greeted by holy Simeon and Anna the prophetess. The child Jesus was hailed as the light to the revelation of the Gentiles. Thus we shall light candles to represent Christ, Light from Light,  that dispels the darkness in our hearts.

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