At Candlemas (February 2nd), we celebrate the coming of Jesus, who is the light of the world. In the darkness of a winter night we bring candles into the cathedral and fill it with light.
Something to do:
Try and watch a sunrise this week.
Look at the Candlemas windows at the back of the cathedral.
The story of Simeon and Anna is in the bible (Luke 2 v 22-40).
A Candlemas Prayer:
bless us and warm us
into light and loving.
Surprise us with your joy and justice.
Bring us to the light of Jesus
all the length and breadth
of our nights and days.