Paschal candle

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(R. C. Ch.) a large wax candle, blessed and placed on the altar on Holy Saturday, or the day before Easter.

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The four new paschal candles for the parish of Christ the King and four candles for Helme School were lit from this fire and proceeded into church where they were blessed.
The shroud was removed from the Holy Cross and special prayers were held with Christians holding paschal candles.
Meanwhile, worshippers lit Paschal candles and joyfully sang the call-and-response chant about Christ having risen -- truly risen -- during the history-making Easter Agape Service Sunday at the cathedral.