Especially in pioneer days when neighbors were so far apart and people traveled in desolate country sides some people would put a candle in the window as a beacon for a weary traveler or, if they were expecting guests. It was a welcoming gesture and, during heavy storms saved many a people's lives. During wars times (not done much at all now) mothers or wives would point to the candle in the window before their son or husband went to war and assured them it would be lit every night waiting for him to come home safe and sound. It was to show him he was much loved and not forgotten. == ==
Candles in windows symbolize Peace on Earth.Jesus was born on Christmas, Jesus is the Light of the World, therefore the light was kindled on Christmas. We light the lights to celebrate that fact to the world.
Candles symbolize lighting the way for the Christ child.
Candles symbolize that Christ is the light of the world and they remind us of the souls that have passed away.
The candles on the altar in a United Methodist worship service symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Displaying candles in the windows of your home is a popular tradition in Pennsylvania, particularly at Christmas time. Real, burning candles are rarely used anymore, however, as homeowners tend to opt for safer electric or battery-powered candles, instead.
The Hanukkah candles symbolize the number of days which the oil in the Temple's lamps (menorah) burned miraculously. The two Shabbat candles symbolize "zachor" and "shamor" (Exodus 20:7, and Deuteronomy 5:11), which are the two aspects of observing the Shabbat.
The candles on the altar symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit in worship.
They symbolize the joining of the Homosapien to the religious aspects of the Kwanzaa belief and it is with this spiritual connection that these candles help us relate to who was and who will become.
There are 9 candles that are lit on Hanukkah. One is the helper candle ("shamash") used to light the other 8, which symbolize the 8 days of Hanukkah. The other 8 candles have no name.
they symbolize the number of days which the Temple candelabrum burned miraculously.
The purple candles symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time of advent.
The menorah holds nine candles. Eight of these candles each symbolize one of the eight days of the celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. The ninth holder, called the shamash is for a candle used to light all the other candles.
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When the Jews celebrate Hanukkah, they use a menorah, which has eight candles on it. According to tradition, God preserved the little oil that the Maccabees had for eight days. These eight candles symbolize the eight days.
No. There are 9 candles that are lit on Hanukkah. One is the helper candle ("shamash") used to light the other 8, which symbolize the 8 days of Hanukkah.
The candle symbolizes "LIGHT of the Risen Christ" and the ray of hope.
Church candles are regular candles made from bees wax. These are the things they represent/symbolize: -It is lit to remember the dead. -It reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world.
Candles are put in the center of the inner window seal.
No Orthodox or conservative Jews should put 13 candles in their window. The most candles they will put in the window is 11: Eight for chanukkah, 1 shamash and 2 shabbat candles. But Shabbat candles are not normally placed in windows. In some orthodox homes young girls light candles to copy their mothers (who are also lighting candles). This might explain why there could be 13 or more; but for Jewish purposes only 11 are necessary. The rest are extra.
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