Lighting candles is an important part of Orthodox worship. We light them as we pray, making an offering to accompany our prayers. We typically light candles when coming into the Church. There are times, though, when candles should not be lit – please see the list above for these most holy portions of the Divine Liturgy. If in doubt, a church usher is available to guide you. For a detailed explanation of why we light candles, please click here: Why Are Vigil Lamps Lit Before Icons.
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