Let Us Light a Candle for You

During this different and unsure time when we are asked to stay in our homes, Father, as part of his ministry is offering to light candles for anyone who would like a one day or seven day candle lit. Please call the office at (912) 236-8256 to state your intention(s).

Blessed is the light of the world.

Lit candles have a special symbolic meaning in the Christian Church, and no Christian service can be held without them. In the Old Testament, when the first temple of God was built on earth the Tabernacle services were held in it with lamps as the Lord Himself had ordained (Ex. 40:5, 25). Following the example of the Old Testament Church, the lighting of candles was always included in the New Testament Church's services.

Thus candles are lit at all Church services, all with a wide variety of spiritual and symbolic meanings; for it is God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, [and] Who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ (1 Cor. 4:6). So too, lit candles in the church are also an expression of the worshippers' adoration and love for God, their sacrifices to Him, and at the same time of their joy and of the spiritual triumph of the Church. The candles, by their burning, remind one of the Unwaning Light which in the Kingdom of Heaven makes glad the souls of the righteous who have pleased God.

 

 

Spiritual Home to Orthodox
Christians in Greater Savannah

Corner Anderson and Bull Streets
Savannah, GA 31401
Tel: (912)-236-8256    
Email: office@stpaulsgoc.org