Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Candlemas is coming

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This Friday, February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple (also known as “the Purification of Mary” and as “Candlemas”).

In place of the Holy Hour, which normally takes place on first Fridays at St. Alban's, we will have a special Mass to keep the feast at 6pm in the church. In keeping with ancient customs, it will be a candle-light service which begins with a special blessing of candles (hence the name “Candlemas”). Click here to read the prayers of blessing for candles. A short blessing of throats (prayer for good health) in honor of St Blaise will follow the Mass.

All are invited and welcome.

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