On Sat 2nd Feb—also called Candlemas Day which commemorates the time Mary & Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple to consecrate him to God. They meet Simeon & Anna who are inspired to recognise Jesus “as a light for revelation to the gentiles and glory for your people of Israel” (Luke 2:23). This sparked the tradition of blessing candles for the year.
FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
Jan 26, 2019 | January 2019