Thursday, February 23, 2012

Candlemas at Redwoods

Watch highlights of our liturgical celebration of the Feast of the Presentation, celebrated on February 2.  It is a feast that commemorates Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the Temple for the Rite of Purification in accordance with the Law of Moses.  At the Temple, Christ is recognized by the Simeon and Anna.  The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:22-35 ) is  often sung at Compline, the last Office of prayer of the day.  "And now Lord, you may let your servant go in peace for with my own eyes I have seen your salvation." We like Simeon and Anna wait for the Lord, the light of the nations.