Wednesday, April 18
Our Paschal Candle...
For the past few months, I have been trying to make an effort to have a lit candle on our table at dinnertime. It makes the time feel a bit more special to all of us and I find that we make a bit more effort to be better behaved at a table that looks a bit more special! Originally, we decorated a long taper for our angel candle holder just before The Meeting of the Lord and had it blessed after the Liturgy that day. We burned it faithfully from February 2nd until Forgiveness Sunday. During Great Lent we fell off of the bandwagon though and only had a candle at the table occasionally.
At some point during Great Lent, I found a beeswax carved egg candle on the Bella Luna Toys website that I thought would be perfect to add to our Paschal basket and then place on our table from Pascha through Ascension (or maybe even Pentecost). Unfortunately when I was ready to purchase the candle, it was sold out. I found a nearly perfect match on Catfish Creek Candles though! It is a gorgeous candle and Father John even declared it too pretty to burn! Everyone has really enjoyed this candle the past few days! We even lit it at breakfast time this morning... it looked so nice glowing in the morning light. It will be nice to choose a new candle once the egg one has burned down. It will have to be a really special one to make it up to Father John that I burned his pretty egg candle!