A new Paschal candle is lit every year from blessed Easter fire at the beginning of the Easter Vigil with the ‘Light of Christ’ then processing into a darkened Church. This candle is lit at all ceremonies Masses during the Easter Season and then throughout the year on special occasions, such as baptisms and funerals. The Paschal candle is an ancient tradition dating back to earliest Christianity and the poetic and solemn text of the ‘Exultet’, the Easter Proclamation describes it is as ‘a pillar of fire that glows to the honour of God’. We have a wide variety of Paschal Candle options and can offer personalised designs and parish names to candles. A very special hand crafted gold wax banding and framing is also available, which lifts your paschal candle to an even more beautiful level.
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2017 Paschal Candle Deadline
Orders must be received by Wed, 29 March 2017
These designs come with the option of separating out the Alpha and Omega on to matching colour banding above and below. A further very special upgrade option is to add raised embossed gold wax framing and banding for our most premium finish.
A specially enhanced version of Raphael’s La Disputa which incorporates the risen Christ in the Trinity, Our Lady and John the Baptist along with the Blessed Sacrament. This is set on a brocade style background within an arched frame of stars.
Incorporating the Cross, in rich illuminated manuscript colours and fleur-de-lis banding of medieval styling is a unique combination of details from two separate paintings by Fra Angelico, the great 15th century Monk and Master.