Asked in Middle Ages
What tools did candle makers use in the middle ages to make candles?
The common man used tallow candles with a linen wick. Wax candles were so expensive that only the rich or church could afford them. The tallow smelled, let off an oily smoke, and burned poorly. ...
Asked in Methodism, Candles
What do Methodist church candles mean?
It depends what candles you are asking about. The white ones used for everyday ceremonies are lit to signify the presence of the Holy Spirit. There are also special candles, such as Advent candles, that have specific meaning Advent candles are lit for 4 week prior to Christmas. One new candle is lit every week. At Christmas, the Christ Candle is lit to show Christ's birth into the world. I have also seen Methodists use candles as a Nativity, in Wedding's, and when...
Asked in Christianity, Catholicism, Candles
What color are candles on advent wreath?
In the Catholic Church (The Church Christ Insititued) we use 3 purple and 1 pink candle, pink being the 3rd candle to be lit. IMPROVED ANSWER: In most Christian Churches, that celebrate advent they use candles the color of red. NEXT IMPROVED ANSWER: Advent is the season that marks the beginning of the Christian Church Year. The term comes from the Latin word adventus, which means coming or arrival. The season is thus one of preparation for the celebration of the feast of the Nativity...
Asked in Mormonism, Candles
Candles in Mormon church?
There are never open flames or lit candles in any building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church.) This is more of a safety regulation than anything else. Those holding weddings in Church buildings are advised to use battery-powered candles or small electric lights for decorations. Those wishing to light a unity candle as part of the ceremony or reception are usually allowed to do so outside of the building. The official rules regarding lit candles...
Asked in Catholicism
What other colors can be used for an Advent Wreath besides purple and pink?
The Advent Wreath is not a sacramental of the Church and is not regulated by the Church. Not regulated by the Church means that you may use any color you wish, although most Advent wreaths are composed of metal (to hold the candles), greens (to cover the metal), three violet candles, and one rose candle. (the liturgical colors which approximate purple and pink). ...
Asked in Candles
How were candles made before the advent of petroleum extration?
With beeswax. In fact, you can still buy beeswax candles today. That is the kind that the Roman Catholic church uses. ...
Asked in Judaism
What is the name of the candles the Jewish people use during christmas?
Christmas is not a Jewish occasion. The candles you're asking about are the menorah candles of Hanukkah. ...