Sunday, February 2, 2014

On Candlemas Day

'The light has come 
and has shone upon 
a world enveloped in shadows; 
the Dayspring 
from on high has visited us 
and given light
to those who lived in darkness. 
This, then, is our feast, 
and we join in procession 
with lighted candles 
to reveal the light 
that has shone upon us 
and the glory that is yet 
to come to us through him.

So let us hasten all together
to meet our God.'

St. Sophronius; from Candlemas Day OOR

El Greco painting; digitally enhanced


  1. Our priest, who grew up in a small village in Mexico, described to us the fiestas that took place almost daily between the Feast of the Epiphany and the Feast of The Presentation of the Lord. They did not have Halloween like we do and he said that they received so much candy during these days, they tried to get it to last until the end of the year :)

    1. The Mexican village sounds wonderful! Thank you, Patty.