Definition of paschal candle in English:

paschal candle


Christian Church
  • A large candle blessed and lit on Holy Saturday and placed by the altar until Pentecost.

    • ‘Easter Sunday celebrations this weekend will start at 9.30 am with the lighting of new fire and a procession with the paschal candle, followed by a sung Eucharist.’
    • ‘If we have not extinguished the paschal candle on Ascension, we may do so during the reading from Acts as the Holy Spirit roars through the assembly.’
    • ‘Here are the instructions for making the paschal candle.’
    • ‘Everyone looks forward to the helium balloon ‘cloud’ suspended high over the paschal candle.’
    • ‘A paschal candle can enrich your family's observance of the Easter season, by bringing the 'light of the world' into your home in a concrete way.’