Reflections on Candlemas by Asst. Hon Curate Revd Dr Nicky von Fraunhofer, delivered at the All-age Communion service on Sunday 3rd February 2019 (Presentation of Christ in the Temple).
Today we remember how baby Jesus is taken by Mary and Joseph to the temple in Jerusalem. We also call today Candlemas because one of the people who meets Jesus in the temple, a Holy Man called Simeon, blesses him and calls him ‘a light for revelation’ to the Gentiles.
Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5; Heb. 2 14-end; Luke 2: 22-40