Saturday, February 1, 2014

Presentation Sunday!

It's very special to have the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord on a Sunday. It means we get to use Evening Prayer I for this feast. And that includes this lovely antiphon for the Magnificat:

The old man carried the child, but the child was the old man's Lord. The Virgin gave birth to the child yet remained a virgin forever. She knelt in worship before her child.

Do you know why this feast is also called Candlemas? 

Well, yes, because we get blessed candles to take home on this feast. But do you know why this is the day to get candles? Find the solution in the Canticle of Simeon, which we say every night at Night Prayer.