Paschal Candle

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In the Paschal Vigil Service the Paschal Candle is lit from the New Fire and carried through the darkened church by the deacon, who stops three times before reaching the altar, in each case singing ‘Lumen Christi’ (‘Light of Christ’). Other candles are lit from the Paschal Candle. It is lit at liturgical functions from Easter until the eve of Whitsunday and at Baptisms throughout the year in the RC Church and much of the Anglican Communion.

Subjects: Christianity.

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