Each contains rose petals, semi-precious stones, melted candle wax and dried leaves. A frog symbolizing "spirit" and "life" sits on point five of the pentagram.
Because Christians light the Paschal Candle on Easter as a symbol of the risen Christ?
Or is it because something about a flame on a candle soothes me in the same way that my son David's ratty blankie comforts him.
The full Holy Week worship schedule is available here.
Sung by the Christ Church Singers, this moving liturgy features chant and unaccompanied choral music from the Renaissance and 21st century centering around the darkness of the crucifixion.
Before 16-year-old Rebecca lights candles on the small altar in her bedroom each night, she says her prayers: "Hail, fair Moon, ruler of the night, guard me and mine until the light.