Tag Archives: Candlemas

Candles and Jam Tarts for Candlemas

40 days after Christmas it’s Candlemas. This quiet, lovely feast celebrates the day when Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus into the Temple, following the Jewish Law. There Jesus was greeted and recognised by two elderly people Anna and … Continue reading

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Simeon and Anna: inspiration and hope

One of the quietest of the Church’s festivals is the lovely Feast of Candlemas (February 2nd). We see the infant Jesus brought by Mary and Joseph into the Temple, following their Jewish law. We see the gentleness of the elderly … Continue reading

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A light, the light or the only light?

In a touching and moving scene in the Temple in Jerusalem the aged Simeon takes the infant Christ in his arms and proclaims him as “a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Luke … Continue reading

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Light from an Anglo Saxon Candlemas

On February 2nd (or a Sunday close to it) we celebrate Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This is one of the most ancient of Christian festivals, and a description exists of the feast … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mary, Isa and Maryam, encountering faiths

We recently welcomed a local Muslim fellowship group at St Chrysostoms for a wonderful friendly evening of sharing and exploring where our paths come close in encountering Jesus (Isa) and Mary (Maryam) through our Scriptures and faith. Rosie, parish assistant, … Continue reading

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