On Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM, we celebrated Candlemas (otherwise known as the Presentation of our Lord or the Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin) at St. Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill. The Liturgy included the Blessing of Candles and Procession, Solemn High Mass, and a homily by His Excellency, Arthur L. Kennedy, Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization and long-serving member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC). Fr. Richard Bradford was the celebrant.

The blessing of throats was given at the conclusion of Mass:

A reception followed in the undercroft.

Here is the poster for the event: