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EASTER PASCHAL CANDLES

Paska or Pascha is the most significant religious holiday celebrated by all Orthodox around the world. The midnight Service of the Resurrection is an occasion attended by every Orthodox who is able, including children, each holding a candle.

Special candles made for Easter are called "labatha" (lah-BAH-thah) and are often given as gifts to children from their parents or God-parents. These candles can be lavishly decorated with favorite children's heroes or storybook characters, and may be as much as three feet tall, but the candle itself is usually white, light blue or pink. These candles are only used for one Easter midnight service.

On Saturday everyone goes to church late in the evening, carrying with them unlit candles. At midnight all lights are extinguished and churches are lit only by the Eternal Flame on the altar. When the clock passes midnight, the priest announces the resurrection of Christ ("Christos anesti" ~ Christ is risen) and passes the flame to the people to light their candles of the Holy Flame taken from Christ's nativity cave in Jerusalem. The flame is then passed from person to person, and it isn't long before the church and courtyard are filled with flickering candlelight. The night air is filled with the singing of the Byzantine Chant "Christos Anesti," and the "fili tis Agapis" (kiss of Agape) and wishes are exchanged. As is the custom, as soon as "Christos Anesti" is called out, church bells ring joyously non-stop, ships in ports all over Greece sound their horns, floodlights are lit on large buildings, and great and small displays of fireworks and noisemakers are set off. After this, everybody goes home for a meal - the fast is over.

It is the custom to carry the Eternal Flame home and use it to make the sign of the cross on the door frame with the soot, to protect the house for the coming year The smoke cross is left there throughout the year, symbolizing that the light of the Resurrection has blessed the home. The candles are used to light icon candelabra, and are put on the table for the midnight meal. The sight of hundreds of candle flames moving from churches to homes on that night is beautiful, indeed.

According to ancient liturgical tradition, the Paschal light is allowed to shine continuously throughout the Great Fifty Days until it is finally extinguished on Ascension Day. After that, it is removed from its place next to the altar and placed near the baptismal font. It is lighted at baptisms to remind Christians that in baptism we are crucified and raised with Jesus (Romans 6:3-5).
 
NOTICE:
All Easter Candles are new designs and styles for the Easter on April 2017. They are created in our store. Variations to the ribbons, flowers, style and design may occur because they are Seasonal and Customized items. The reduced prices you see under every item is because all internet orders will occur also shipping charges and therefore we try to give you a little break. We wish a Happy Easter to everyone of you!


"One word frees us
Of all the weight and pain in life,
That word is Love."
~ by Socrates

 Boys Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$26.00 $26.00 Boys Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  Price is for each candle.   A gift card with..

Model: SKU0000500
 Orange Butterfly Easter Candle - Lambatha
$28.00 $32.00 Orange Butterfly Easter Candle - Lambatha

See below more Detailed Images. ..

Model: SKU0001113
A Gorgeous Butterfly Easter Candle ~ Labatha
$28.00 $32.00 A Gorgeous Butterfly Easter Candle ~ Labatha

See more Derailed Images below.   Very unique and ide..

Model: SKU0000109
A Gorgeous Easter Candle with Crystals ~ Labatha
$26.00 $32.00 A Gorgeous Easter Candle with Crystals ~ Labatha

See more Derailed Images below.   Very unique an..

Model: SKU0000509
Adorable Crucifixion Easter Candle Lambatha
$26.00 Adorable Crucifixion Easter Candle Lambatha

  This is an Easter candle decorated with Easter ..

Model: SKU0000502
Adorable Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$25.00 $29.00 Adorable Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  Price is for each candle.    Modificati..

Model: SKU0001283
Adorable Princess with Beads Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$28.00 Adorable Princess with Beads Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  The candle itself is decorated with a unique heart pe..

Model: SKU0001284
Amazing Cross w/Austrian Crystals Easter Candle
$28.00 $30.00 Amazing Cross w/Austrian Crystals Easter Candle

  Price is for each candle.   Modifications are welcomed..

Model: SKU0000523
Boat Gouri Good Luck Easter Candle ~ Labatha
$26.00 $30.00 Boat Gouri Good Luck Easter Candle ~ Labatha

  This is a lovely Easter candle for any nautical enthousiast..

Model: SKU0000529
Boys Handmade Glass Icon Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$32.00 Boys Handmade Glass Icon Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

See more Detailed Images and Colors below.   ..

Model: SKU0001265
Butterfly with Austrian Crystals Easter Candle ~ Labatha
$28.00 Butterfly with Austrian Crystals Easter Candle ~ Labatha

See more Detailed Images below. Easter is a time of springtime fest..

Model: SKU0000520
Butterfly with Beads Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$23.00 $26.00 Butterfly with Beads Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  Price is for each candle.   Modifications are welcom..

Model: SKU0001370
Celebrate Easter with Simplicity ~ Candle Lambatha
$20.00 Celebrate Easter with Simplicity ~ Candle Lambatha

Price is for each candle.   Modifications are welcomed...

Model: SKU0001266
Chrome Plated Butterfly with Yellow Austrian Crystals Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$27.00 Chrome Plated Butterfly with Yellow Austrian Crystals Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

Price shown is for Each candle (1).    A gi..

Model: SKU0000522
Colorful Beauty Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$22.00 Colorful Beauty Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  This Easter candle is decorated itself from the top to the bo..

Model: SKU0001371
Colorful Easter Bunny Candle Lambatha~ Unisex
$26.00 Colorful Easter Bunny Candle Lambatha~ Unisex

Price is for each candle.   Modifications are welcomed...

Model: SKU0000527
Colorfull Murano Boat Wind Chime ~ Unisex ~ Easter Candle ~
$27.00 $35.00 Colorfull Murano Boat Wind Chime ~ Unisex ~ Easter Candle ~

A gift card with your message at no charge, can be placed inside the b..

Model: SKU0000516
Cross and Flowers Easter Candle Lambatha ~ Unisex
$24.00 Cross and Flowers Easter Candle Lambatha ~ Unisex

  This is a gorgeous Easter candle decorated with ..

Model: SKU0001374
Cross with Austrian Crystals in Purple and Silver Easter Candle
$25.00 Cross with Austrian Crystals in Purple and Silver Easter Candle

The Candle itself is decorated with purple color netting and a chrome ..

Model: SKU0000526
Cross with Swarovski Crystal Center Easter Candle ~ Labatha
$26.00 Cross with Swarovski Crystal Center Easter Candle ~ Labatha

  This is a very simple but elegant Easter candle. It ..

Model: SKU0000514
Cute Teddy Bear Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$20.00 Cute Teddy Bear Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  Price is for each candle.   Modifications are wel..

Model: SKU0001261
Dazzling Elephant Pendant Inside Velour Keepsake Box Easter Candle ~ Lambatha
$26.00 Dazzling Elephant Pendant Inside Velour Keepsake Box Easter Candle ~ Lambatha

  The candle itself is decorated with lovel..

Model: SKU0001264
Easter Candle for Simple Tastes ~ Lambatha
$20.00 Easter Candle for Simple Tastes ~ Lambatha

Available decoration in: Red, Ivory w/Gold, Light Pink w/Gold, Li..

Model: SKU0001378
Easter Candle Labatha with a Hanging Cross
$24.00 Easter Candle Labatha with a Hanging Cross

  Hanging Cross is made of marble dust and it is handcr..

Model: SKU0000524
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