Definition of paschal candle in English:

paschal candle

Line breaks: pas|chal can¦dle


Christian Church
A large candle blessed and lit on Holy Saturday and placed by the altar until Pentecost.
More example sentences
  • If we have not extinguished the paschal candle on Ascension, we may do so during the reading from Acts as the Holy Spirit roars through the assembly.
  • Easter Sunday celebrations this weekend will start at 9.30 am with the lighting of new fire and a procession with the paschal candle, followed by a sung Eucharist.
  • Everyone looks forward to the helium balloon ‘cloud’ suspended high over the paschal candle.

Definition of paschal candle in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
not showing a serious or respectful attitude