Compline Service for Candlemas
We will observe the Presentation of our Lord
Jesus Christ in the Temple (the feast day also known
as Candlemas) on February 4, with a contemplative
service of Compline in the historic church at 7:30 p.m.
On this fortieth day after Jesus’ birth in accordance
with Jewish law, Jesus was presented at the temple in
Jerusalem and Mary was purified; as Luke tells us, this
day also occasioned Simeon’s prayer of blessing, which
we know as the canticle Nunc Dimittis.