Paschal candle

Paschal CandleArticle

A large candle, symbolic of the Risen Saviour, the Light of the World which is blessed at the service on Holy Saturday, is used that day in the blessing of the baptismal water, and is lighted on the Gospel side of the sanctuary during solemn services during the paschal season. In it are inserted five grains of incense encased in hard wax, symbolizing the five wounds of our Lord.

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  • “Paschal candle”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 March 2020. Web. 4 August 2021. <>