Today is the Feast of the Candles, did you have your candles blessed?

Philippines
February 1, 2009 8:27pm CST
I will be going to the church this afternoon to have my candles blessed. Every year, I always make sure that I will have a candle blessed on this day. It so happened that it's also my birthday on this today. The candles blessed are the once which we use when we are praying and when there are natural disasters. Do you also have blessed candles at home?
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• United States
2 Feb 09
I didnt know this was a christian thing or whatever church you attend I bless my candles when i first buy them and bring them home I did get to use a few of my blessed candles tonight when our town had a major power outage
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
this is part of the Catholic religion. The candles blessed on this day are not used for brownouts except if there is a major calamity like typhoon. These candles are supposed to give flicker or light in times of troubles or problems. Thanks for taking time to respond.
• United States
2 Feb 09
interesting I dont normally use my blessed candles for black outs either but the whole county was out and the kids were scared
@murderistic (2279)
• United States
2 Feb 09
No, I do not have my candles blessed, and I don't see any Biblical reason to do such a thing.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
2 Feb 09
could you explain more about the Feast of Candles..I, like others here, have never even heard of it.... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I don't have a blessed candle but it's a beautiful concept! And on your birthday! How nice. Thanks for sharing that. I had never heard of it either.