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#1 Warren Bensinger

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

Please excuse this beginners question.  I've done a number of searches and didn't come up with anything.

I've been Orthodox for a dozen years now and have used candles sparingly.  Mainly because I have never seen or read anything that explained why we use them.  I always heard people say that they would light a candle for someone and I assumed that a prayer would follow but not sure.

 

I listened to an AFR podcast the other day and the speaker said in passing "I went into the Church and lit a candle" and then did something else not related to the candle.  It was like he was lighting the candle to announce his presence to be a part of the community to Worship.

 

I already know that Christ is the Light of the world, so you don't have to explain that.  And, yes I should ask my priest, but I haven't.

 

So why do we or should we light a candle in Church?

 

Thank you.



#2 Kusanagi

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

Here you go!:)

 

http://www.monachos....s-in-orthodoxy/



#3 Warren Bensinger

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

Kusanagi

 

Thank you very much for the link to that thread.






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