Celebrated since the fourth century, the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, commemorates the journey of Jesus family to the temple, forty days after his birth, according to Jewish custom. St Luke recounts their encounter with the elderly Simeon, who tells Mary and Joseph that their son is the “light to lighten the gentiles, and glory of his people Israel.” For hundreds of years, a candle-lit procession symbolizing that “light” became a part of the celebration, and the feast has come to be known in many places as “Candlemas.”
This Thursday, January 28th at 6:00 pm, the Trinity Cathedral Choir will sing our monthly service of Choral Evensong, preceded by a Candlemas procession from the Cathedral courtyard.
Anthem at the candlelighting: “Eternal Light” Leo Sowerby
Preces & Responses – Thomas Ebdon & Peter Hallock
Psalm 122 – plainsong tone viii with fauxbourdons by Sidney Nicholson
Canticles: Thomas Attwood Walmisley in d minor
Anthem: “Let my prayer come up as the incense” Peter Hallock
The Trinity Cathedral Choir, Canon David Link, Organist & Choirmaster
Dr Ryan Enright, guest organist
Please join us for this beautiful and unique service!
Trinity Cathedral is located at 2620 Capitol Avenue at 27th Street, in midtown Sacramento.