Purification, Presentation and Candles

Feast Of The Purification 2021 This feast was already old in the fourth century.  It celebrates Our Lady’s fulfilling the Law by going to the temple forty days after giving birth so she could be admitted once more ceremonially to worship.  Her humility was extraordinary because she was not bound by the Law but she…

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The Candle Shows The Beauty Of Christ

Feast Of The Purification 2020 For only the second time in a couple of decades we are celebrating this wonderful feast of the Purification on a Sunday and this enables more of the faithful to participate in this sacred Liturgy and to hear the doctrines about this feast.  This ceremony is ancient, recorded in the…

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Our Presentation

Feast Of The Purification 2019 The feast of the Purification also celebrates Our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple. The Mosaic law required a mother to offer sacrifices before she could be allowed again to participate in worship. In addition, it stipulated that a first born son should be offered to God Who would then return…

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Purification, Presentation, Procession

Feast Of The Purification 2018 This ancient feast is celebrated today in the same way as Sylvia described the ceremony in the fourth century.  Our Lord and His Mother exercised humility by submitting to the Mosaic laws that did not apply to these sinless Personages.  The Holy Infant was ransomed this day so that He…

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Light Of Revelation

Feast Of The Purification Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 2017 The historical outline of today’s liturgy is explained, followed by a review of Mosaic law concerning the Presentation and Purification and how these applied to Our Lord and Blessed Mother.  We then learn of Simeon’s role and his special revelation from the Holy Ghost.  Also…

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May Darkness Be Dispelled

Feast of the Purification 2015 This is one of the earliest feasts in honor of the Blessed Virgin.  In the Mosaic Law women underwent a juridical purification after birth.  Although it was not necessary for the Blessed Mother to receive any purification, out of humility and submission to the law, she participated in this ceremony. …

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Give Yourself Completely to God

Sermon From The Feast Of The Purification 2014 In this event in the life of the Holy Family, the first procession took place when Christ was carried through the Temple of God.  This is renewed by the faithful today in the procession with the candle which represents Our Lord.  We see the perfect example of…

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