CHRIST THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: The Significance of the Paschal Candle

Last night at the beginning of the Easter Vigil, our pastor Fr. Bob LaCroix prepared the Paschal Candle. The pure white wax of the candle is inscribed with a cross, along with the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet, and the date of this year of grace.As we gathered outside the church to watch, Father Bob inserted five grains of incense incased in wax into the candle, representing the wounds our Savior received on the Cross in his hands, feet, and side. As the nails on which the … [Read more...]


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