Early Christians used the Greek word for fish, ICHTHYS as an acronym for Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. In the second century, Tertullian wrote about baptism, calling Christians "little fish." Fish adorn this Paschal design. In lieu of a traditional cross, a modified Chi-Rho dominates this candle, suggesting that with Christ, we too shall arise in glory. Created in 2001.
At the Easter Vigil, the priest will personally finish the candle, carving the year, into blank wax. Rosettes, which are not obligatory for the paschal candle, are not included with Arise.
Custom color combinations are available upon request for an additional fee. Please specify your preference in the notes field at checkout.
Our Paschal candles are intended to be burned with a follower.