Candlemas

[n] - feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple
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Candlemas

• (n.) The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day.
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Candlemas

Candlemas Day noun feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland
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Candlemas

Can'dle·mas noun [ Anglo-Saxon candelmæsse , candel candle + mæsse mass.] The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day.
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candlemas

2nd February
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Candlemas

Candlemas (kăn'dulmus) , Feb. 2, Christian festival commemorating the Purification of the Blessed Virgin and the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. The name Candlemas is derived from the procession of candles, inspired by the words of Simeon “a light to lighten the Gentiles” ...
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Candlemas

church festival, observed February 2, celebrating the purification of the Blessed Virgin and the feast of the presentation of Christ in the Temple.
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Candlemas

in the Christian church, festival on February 2, commemorating the occasion when the Virgin Mary, in obedience to Jewish law, went to the Temple in ... [4 related articles]
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Candlemas

In the Christian church, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of the Infant Christ in the Temple, celebrated on 2 February; church candles are blessed on...
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