Wed, Feb 02

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St. James Parish

Candlemas: Feast of the Presentation of our Lord

The feast is often called Candlemas, because light is an important part of the readings, and candles are often blessed and used. As we move through the season after Epiphany and await Lent, recognizing and celebrating our Lord, who is the light of the world, seems a most fitting thing.

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Candlemas: Feast of the Presentation of our Lord

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Feb 02, 5:00 PM

St. James Parish, 3 Mountain Rd, Farmington, CT 06032, USA

About The Event

This Wednesday, February 2nd, at 5 p.m., instead of Evening Prayer, we will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple. The feast is often called Candlemas, because light is an important part of the readings, and candles are often blessed and used at the service. The service traditionally begins with all processing with candles into the church together. Parishioners are encouraged to bring candles that you might use in the coming year; they will be blessed during the service. As we move through the season after Epiphany and await the beginning of Lent, recognizing and celebrating our Lord, who is the light of the world, seems a most fitting thing. We commemorate those who, though old, sick, in distress, living in poverty or physically ill are still able to recognize Jesus’s power, divinity, and promise.

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