This handcrafted standing Easter Candle Holder is striking in its simplicity. Standing about 40 inches high and 12 inches wide and handcrafted in Germany of solid bronze, this candle holder is ideal for the parish church, retreat house chapel or a special area within the home. This bronze candle holder is available in three additional heights: 65cm, 80cm or 110cm.
Elegant Floor-Standing Candle Holder
Simple yet bold in design, this solid bronze candle holder is available in three sizes. Please call us to place an order: 1-800-894-8148. Whether for a worship space within a church or chapel or for use in one’s home, the use of a beautiful candle holder will accentuate the light of the candle and the reverence of the space.
Symbols of Light in Christian Life
Candles add warmth and beauty, draw our attention to what is important and sharpen our focus. The light of a candle is welcoming. Candles play an important part in the life of a Christian and the Christian community. In many churches, they are an integral part of the service. Christians often light candles in their homes as a devotional practice.
In various denominations, at baptism, a candle is lit from the Paschal candle which represents the light of Christ, the Light of the World.
For Christians, the practice of lighting candles dates back to the custom of burning lights at the tombs of the martyrs in the catacombs. These lights became known as vigil lights (from the Latin vigilia) since they are traditionally accompanied by prayers of watchfulness and waiting. Votive lights emerged as a way of expressing one’s need or desire for favor from the Lord, from Mary, or from a saint. Christians often light candles before images of Christ (in worship of Christ not of the image), and before images of the Virgin Mary and the saints (in veneration, not worship).