"The Meaning of Candles in the Greek Orthodox Church"

April 12, 2012 blog posting by California Greek Girl

"The lighted candle is very symbolic during many ceremonies within the Greek Orthodox church.  It represents the light of Christ according to Jesus’ own words, ” I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”. Candles are displayed everywhere, the front of the church as you enter, the narthex, around the front of the altar in the nave, and in the holy altar."