Candle, Paschal
Candle, Paschal
A large wax candle, usually fixed in a great candlestick and featured in the service on Holy Saturday

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  • Paschal Candle — • A large wax candle, usually fixed in a great candlestick and featured in the service on Holy Saturday Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Paschal Candle     Paschal Candle   …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Paschal — is a variant spelling of the name Pascal (see: Pascal (name)). Two popes and two antipopes have taken this name:* Antipope Paschal (687) * Pope Paschal I (817 824) * Pope Paschal II (1099 1118) * Antipope Paschal III (1164 1168)Paschal is also… …   Wikipedia

  • Paschal candle — Paschal Pas chal (p[a^]s kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paschal — Pas chal (p[a^]s kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paschal flower — Paschal Pas chal (p[a^]s kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paschal taper — paschal candle or paschal taper a large wax candle placed in Roman Catholic churches at the gospel side of the altar on Holy Saturday, there to remain until Ascension Day …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paschal candle — This article describes the Paschal candle of the Western Churches. For the Paschal triple candle used in Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine rite see Paschal Trikirion. The Paschal candle is a large, white candle used… …   Wikipedia

  • Paschal trikirion — The Paschal Trikirion ( el. Τρικιριον; Slavonic: Троіца, Troitsa ) is a liturgical triple candlestick used at Pascha (Easter) in the Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine rite. Unlike the simpler trikirion, which is only… …   Wikipedia

  • candle — Synonyms and related words: ASA scale, Agnus Dei, British candle, Hefner candle, Holy Grail, Host, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, Scheiner scale, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, bayberry candle, beadroll, beads, bougie, bougie… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paschal candle — a tall candle, symbolizing Christ, that is sometimes blessed and placed on the gospel side of an altar on Holy Saturday and kept burning until Ascension Day. Also called Easter candle. * * * …   Universalium

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