On the fourth Sunday of Epiphany, St John's Izmir celebrated the presentation of Christ in the temple -  Candlemas.

Praying that we may all shine with Christ’s light and know his peace in our hearts!

Almighty and ever–living God,
clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,
in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you
with pure and clean hearts,
by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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