Candle Mass Day Is 2nd February
Poem By NIVETHA Somasundaram
Today is Candle-mass day- a holy day- over the world
Three occasions celebrated in churches - many years old
The presentation of the Child Jesus -an occasion great
Jesus first entry into the temple -occasion next a treat!
The Virgin Mary's purification -sacred occasion sure
All the three occasions great celebrated with hearts quite pure
People all over the world of all faiths and beliefs to wish well
Nice Christian brothers and sisters for their joy with merry bell!
Jesus to them is "a light of the world"-candles are blessed now
Candle light procession to precede the mass all over with glow
Family members prepare and cook crepe holding a coin in hand
Believed to assure wealth and happiness all the year with band!
"Thamaso ma jyothir gamaya" -Hindus' Vedas say
‘Let light dispel darkness around all'- whole heartedly pray;
"Lead kindly light amidst the encircling gloom" -we plead
God, truth, wisdom - light, bound they are to effectively lead!
Presentation of Christ at the Temple by Hans.