Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The name Candlemas

The name Candlemas comes from the traditional observance of blessing candles and
distributing the candles to worshipers. The candles recall the lights of Christmas. The
candles also symbolize Simeon's words to Mary and Joseph in Luke 2:32 that Jesus would
be "a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel."

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