Candlemas Candles

Candlemas Candles

 


 

Candlemas, also known as Presentation of Jesus at the Temple or Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, commemorates forty days after the birth of Christ when Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple in Jerusalem.  Celebrated on February 2nd, a priest blesses candles that are then used throughout the liturgical year or given to parishioners for home use.