Purification of the virgin mary



noun (Christianity) the Purification of the Virgin Mary
1.
the presentation of Jesus in the Temple after the completion of Mary’s purification (Luke 2:22)
2.
Also called Candlemas. the feast commemorating this (Feb 2)

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