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What is used to light a candle in church?

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December 22, 2014 1:41PM

A taper. This is a wax stick with a wick like a very thin candle. You light that with a match (although in my day, altar servers all had cigarette lighters). For tall candles, the taper may be in a taper holder which is a brass tube on the end of a pole. Very often the taper holder is combined with a snuffer for putting out the candle later.