Processional Candles

Scripture   |   Tradition   |   Reason

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On either side of the Ambo/Lectern rest two processional candles. These candles are sometimes lit on special, Holy, days and serve as reminders of the Light of Christ available to us through the reading of the scriptures.
It is common (though not at Holy Cross) for processional candles to be carried by acolytes as the clergy and the Processional Cross enter the sanctuary.