Candlemas: Feast of Obedience – OnePeterFive

Candlemas, as it’s called, is a twofold feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and the Purification of Our Lady, and it marks the end of the forty days of the Christmas season. It is primarily a Marian feast commemorating the obedience of Our Lady and Our Lord to the law of Moses. The name Candlemas refers to the candles blessed and distributed before Mass. The traditions of this feast are profoundly symbolic and beautiful.

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