Handcrafted in Germany from solid bronze, our Standing Advent Candle Holder is ideal for use in a parish church or small chapel, or for a devotional space at home. Standing 38 inches high and 20 inches wide, this candle holder accommodates four candles of varying heights and widths. The Standing Advent Candle Holder is exquisite in craftsmanship and quality. Four arms branch out from the base and then rise up. Flames from four candles continue the upward motion.
Candles focus our attention on the Essential
Candles add warmth and beauty, draw our attention to what is important and sharpen our focus. 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, of Mary and the saints, not of their images).