Friday, February 3
St. John's Parish Hall
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Candlemas, or the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, is a Feast Day celebrated by both the Western and Eastern Churches. The story is portrayed in Luke 2:22-40 where Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem 40 days after his birth so that Mary could complete her ritual purification. 40 days after Christmas brings us to February 2nd; we will celebrate one day later.
Candlemas has been the traditional time when the candles of the church are blessed for the upcoming year. According to some sources, Christians began Candlemas in Jerusalem as early as the fourth century and the lighting of candles began in the fifth century.
Come join us for an evening of fellowship where we make candles and enjoy a meal together.