The great feast of the Encounter of Our Lord, Tuesday, February 2 at 5:30 pm.
As mentioned on our website, The reason we have our candles blessed is because blessed candles are a sign of “spiritual Light for all their bearers.”
Bring candles that you may wise to be blessed.
Greetings, Gracious, Godbearing and Virgin, for out of you went to the sun of righteousness, Christ our God, to light up darkness. Rejoice also you righteous old man, you carry in your arms the liberator of our souls, who gives us resurrection.
By your birth you sanctified the virgin womb, blessed the hands of Simeon, as it was right, and now saved us through your coming Christe, O God. Give peace to the world and our community and strengthen us all you love, only more humane, you.