WDTPRS: Purification of BVM, Presentation DNIC, & Candlemas

Posted February 2, 2018 3:08 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS: Purification of BVM, Presentation DNIC, & Candlemas

Today is the final “peak” arising from the liturgical cycle of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany.  Today, called in the traditional way and according to the older Roman calendar the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Church would cease to sing the Marian antiphon associated with Christmas,
It is forty days since Christmas.
In the physical world, we in the Northern hemisphere are beginning to notice more and more the growing of the light of day.  The seemingly endless darkness of the short days has finally in a noticeable way been attenuated. Today’s feast is also about light, in the broader symbolic

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