Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Myths, Folklore & Symbolism: Candle


"As an image of spiritual illumination in the darkness of ignorance, the candle is an important symbol in Christian ritual, standing for Christ, the Church, joy, faith and witness. Eucharist candles represent Christ's presence at Holy Communion; the Paschal candle symbolizes the risen Christ at Easter. Candlemas Day (February 2nd), was traditionally the day on which all the candles needed for the year are consecrated..." (Tresidder)

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