triple candlestick

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In the W. rite until 1955 a triple candlestick was used in the Paschal Vigil Service to hold the three candles which were lit during the procession to the altar. In the E. Church a triple candlestick (and a double candlestick) are used for episcopal blessings at the Liturgy, the bishop holding one in each hand.

Subjects: Christianity.

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