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The Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) CATHOLIC FIRE - February 2, 2015 Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles is included in today's liturgy. The Feast of the Presentation, often called Candlemas, commemorates the purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the temple, which took place 40 days after his birth as Jewish ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-presentation-of-lord-candlemas.html
February 2nd - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord BATTLE BEADS BLOG - February 2, 2015 ... the Blessed Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the temple, which took place 40 days after His birth as Jewish law required. According to Mosaic law, a mother who had given birth to a boy was considered unclean for seven days. Also, she was to remain 33 days "in the blood of her purification." Luke tells us, quoting Exodus 13:2,12, that Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem because every firstborn child was to be dedicated to the Lord. They also went to sacrifice a ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2015/02/february-2nd-feast-of-presentation-of.html