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Weekly Features: Week of February 2, 2015

Features for this week.

On February 2, the fortieth day after Christmas, Christians celebrate the 'Feast of the Presentation of the Lord' in the Temple [called 'Encounter of the Lord' in the Christian Orient]. This feast commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Jerusalem temple forty days after his birth and his meeting with the aged Simeon (cf. Lk 2:22-34). This feast has also been referred to as Mary's purification, since Jewish mothers were expected to undergo a ritual purification bath [Mikvah] forty days after childbirth.

Candlemas Day with Flowers

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Our Lady of Mahdu, Sri Lanka

February Commemoration Days

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