Monday, 2 February 2009

The Presentation of the Lord

For today's feast of the Presentation of the Lord, an image of Simeon and Anna with the baby Jesus, from the Cathedral's Lady Chapel. Mass is at 12:15pm and 7pm. This day is also called 'Candlemas', and the blessing of candles, with a short candlelit procession, will take place at the start of the evening Mass. The candles remind us of the words of Simeon, who spoke of the Lord as 'the light to enlighten the gentiles'.