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 Post subject: Four candles at Mass today
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:18 pm 
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I know I asked this before, but I couldn't find the post.

Today there were four candles rather than the standard two. Was it because the feast was for Simon & Jude? When are 4 candles used?

Also, during the homily, it was mentioned that the author of the Epistle of Jude was not an apostle. True? I know it says he's the brother of James, but was not sure which James.

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 Post subject: Re: Four candles at Mass today
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:16 pm 
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All the rubrics say is that there must be 2, 4, or 6 (not counting the extra one when a bishop is celebrating).

The authorship of Jude is disputed. I generally think that people who dispute received traditions like this need to be more skeptical of their own skepticism.

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 Post subject: Re: Four candles at Mass today
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 pm 
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
All the rubrics say is that there must be 2, 4, or 6 (not counting the extra one when a bishop is celebrating).



Thanks. So in addition to any solemnities, are there any feast days that require 4 candles?

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 Post subject: Re: Four candles at Mass today
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Four are never required. It's up to the priest/sacristans/whomever.

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I did light four candles because it was the feast day of St. Simon and St. Jude.

Not to be confused with Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus Christ and despaired.

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