Feast of the Presentation

“It is somewhat nerve-wracking to be doing it all live, but hopefully it makes linking with people across the UK more immediate and meaningful as their Sundays begin” says Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Parish Priest at St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Glasgow.The programme will air at 08:00 on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 2nd February and will include a homily from Fr Dermot, readings, prayer, and music performed by a choir assembled from the Schola of St Aloysius College (Scotland’s only Jesuit...
Menologion of Basil, Presentation of the Lord
The Feast of the Presentation has many meanings. It represents a staging post in the liturgical year – the traditional end of Christmastide. It symbolises the moment at which the Christ-child is presented to the world. Although, as we know, he had already been visited by shepherds and magi after his birth, Jewish tradition demanded that as first-born he be brought to the Temple and consecrated to God, and a sacrifice be made (of a lamb, or of pigeons or turtle doves). According to Jewish...
stone cherub
On Sunday 1st February we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation. This commemorates the occasion when Mary and Joseph brought their new-born child to the Temple in Jerusalem to be presented to the Lord.  On this day we bless the candles which are to be used in the church during the coming year, the “Light which has come into the world” radiates around us. We begin to welcome the lengthening days which herald the end of winter.For several years now Farm Street Church has also marked this...