Fire and Light have been symbolic throughout the history of man, and the Orthodox Christian Church has retained from it’s Judaic roots the symbolism of Light as the Presence of God. Christ is the true Light; the divine nature and the divine presence. We light candles in the midst of the congregation professing that Jesus is the light of the world. He who follows him shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. (Jn 8:12) It is fitting then, that a new Christian after baptism takes up the light of Christ as a symbol of his new membership into the body of Christ. This candle, often adorned, is held immediately following baptism once the candidate has been “clothed in righteousness.” It should be saved and reused at the time of receiving Holy Communion for three consecutive Divine Liturgies. Beyond that, it may be lit during prayer at home, used at Pascha, or saved with other holy items.
One taper candle is included in each Bundle and (optional) 2 witness candles. Choose between 15″ white taper candle or 16″ pure beeswax taper candle. If you are choosing a Keepsake Bundle, coordinated embellishment is included in the Bundle price. Please note that each order is unique and personal! The photos are merely examples of styles that have been created. Your candle will be coordinated with your bundle.
Candles may be purchased separately:
Taper $40 ea Witness $2 ea
Add an Icon Pin or Peacock to your candle…
(read about the Peacock here)