Sunday, February 2, 2014
Today I attended Alpine Anglican Church of the Blessed Trinity for Candlemas Day, otherwise known as The Presentation of Christ in the Temple OR The Purification of Mary--all of which are celebrated on February 2...
the same day as Groundhog Day...
(six more weeks of winter are welcome here since we've only had about three days of wintry weather so far...and our first chance of snow tonight!)
and Superbowl XLVIII.
Um, back to Candlemas...
Here's a wonderful explanation of the Holy Day of Candlemas from Project Britain: Candlemas Day.
And here is the Collect for The Presentation of Christ in the Temple from The Book of Common Prayer 2011:
ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, we ask that, as your eternal Son was presented in the temple, we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; Who lives and rules with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. (References: Luke 2.23-30; Galatians 4.4; Psalm 24.3-4; Revelation 1.6)
So have a wonderful 4th Week After Epiphany as we approach the pre-Lenten season!