Church celebrates the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus. This event honors and fulfills the requirements from the Old Testament. The Law commanded that every mother should be cleansed from the experience of childbirth. The life of every firstborn child belonged to the Lord and must be redeemed. For readings look at Luke 2:22-32. This feast day is also called Candlemas by some. It is where the Candles have a tradition of being blessed. Also, some families wait until now to take down their Christmas ornaments. In celebration and for your viewing pleasure, I would like you to look up a painting by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
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