Candlemas…

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... The Sequence for Candlemas, sung to Dominican chant by the Dominican friars at Blackfriars, Oxford."Candlemas is the fortieth day after Christmas, and is the day the Church celebrates when the Blessed Virgin Mary in obedience with Mosaic law, presented the Christ child to Simeon the Just, in the temple (Numbers 18:15), and submitted herself for the ritual purification (Luke 2:22).On this feast day, Catholics customarily would bring all the candles they would use in their home … [Read more...]


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