The Cathedral - The Paschal Candle
The Paschal Candle is blessed at the beginning of the Easter Vigil and is the first light that leads the faithful into the darkened church. The Paschal Candle remains lit for all of Easter, through Ascension Thursday to Pentecost. This candle is lit each time a new member is brought into the church and each time a member of the church is commended to God at their passing. The stand is made of black walnut with design elements that complement the tracery of the stained glass windows. It is crafted to reflect the singular importance of the candle it holds.