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Chapel of the Holy Cross

 

https://chapeloftheholycross.com/

In the Roman Catholic Church, candles are placed before a statue of Jesus or of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Often, in older or traditional churches, this will be before a bye-Altar.   A votive candle signifies literally that the lighting is done in fulfillment of a vow (Latin, votum), although in most cases the intention is merely to give honor and to manifest devotion to the saint before whose images the candle is lighted.

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross

 

https://chapeloftheholycross.com/

In the Roman Catholic Church, candles are placed before a statue of Jesus or of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Often, in older or traditional churches, this will be before a bye-Altar.   A votive candle signifies literally that the lighting is done in fulfillment of a vow (Latin, votum), although in most cases the intention is merely to give honor and to manifest devotion to the saint before whose images the candle is lighted.

 

comments (15)

Jolie scène, j'aime la couleur rouge des bougies.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine! Yes, the red definitely adds to it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2019, 06:52
Nice image Elizabeth. Candle burning seems to be a ceremony across the Christian churches. I often light them in Anglican abbeys & cathedrals..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chris. I wondered the origin...
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jun 2019, 06:54
It’s always good to light a candle for a good purpose, or to ask for help.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's a lovely ritual.
Qui n'a porte son enfant pour qu'il puisse allumer une bougie ...j'aime beaucoup !!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - a lovely ritual!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jun 2019, 07:00
It's not just in Roman Catholic churches where candles are lit; it happens in Anglican churches, too. I wonder if the little girl appreciates the significance of her act?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Apparently not... I hope she's been instructed!
I suppose this will be unacceptable to some because of global warming
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Well, yes - we should be flipping the switch on the bottom of a tiny battery operated candle... But then, there's the issues of the pollution caused in the production of the tiny batteries... and the plastic... ooooh the plastic. Humans suck.
Makes a pretty show.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It does that!
I remember that we usually lit a candle for prayers for someone.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's not a tradition I grew up with, but knew of from my Catholic friends. It does seem a lovely tradition.
One is never too young to learn about candles being lit and why. It is an amazing looking church on the website.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree. It's very small, but lovely!
A holy moment captured here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ruthie!
Lovely shot, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Beverly!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Jun 2019, 17:38
nice capture with the lit match showing
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri!
A nice moment that you captured Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank!
Love the warmth of this image, Elizabeth smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Martin!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 12 Jun 2019, 00:53
A poignant moment captured here with mother and daughter!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Steven!

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