Most deacons know all too well that the Easter candle is “fed by melting wax, drawn out by mother bees…”
The “melting wax” part can be a problem.
Over on Facebook, someone asked what you can do after Easter, when your alb is slathered in wax.
Here’s a handy tip I learned when I was an altar boy 40 years ago:
- Put cassock (or alb) on ironing board.
- Place brown paper (a lunch bag will do) over waxy part.
- Place hot iron over brown paper.
- Wax will melt and stick to paper. Peel away. Repeat as necessary.
Try it. Your sacristan will love you.
Somebody on Facebook, btw, is also singing the praises of Wax Away. Check it out.