Candles on Epiphany

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Normally we have two candles to process in, but for the Epiphany of the Lord, how many candles can we process in at the beginning of the mass and at the proclamation of the gospel?


A: You may use as many candles as you like for the processions on Epiphany — both at the beginning and at the gospel.

The Ceremonial of Bishops 240 says, “the bishop will see to it that this solemnity is celebrated in a proper manner. Hence: there will be a suitable and increased display of lights.”