In our Orthodox online shop, you can order gift sets, which include:
- candles of different colors and sizes;
- church utensils;
Here you will find green and white Israeli candles, as well as red candles for celebrating Easter. We have goods for weddings and memorial services. You can buy candles individually. Also, you can buy them in boxes of twenty, forty, sixty, or eighty pieces. We constantly hold sales. Customers are waiting for a variety of bonuses and discounts.
What are Orthodox Gift Sets for?
Gift sets allow you to pray at home. After all, you use candles and icons with the faces of saints and other accessories for a religious sacrament.
This set will be a lovely gift for your loved ones. The exchange of light gifts brings Christians closer to their families as well as possible. It helps to forget about quarrels and misunderstandings, which have no place in a Christian family. In addition, candles and church utensils will encourage the patient and allow him to forget about the troubles of the unfortunate.
As you know, looking at the flame of a candle and reading a prayer, a Christian can hope for the mercy of God and his forgiveness. The candle flame is a symbol of good, defeating evil and dark temptations.
A little history
In Ancient Russia, the custom of lighting candles and lamps came from Greece. However, this ritual originated in other countries of the world in ancient times.
When Christians experienced persecution from the pagans, they had to pray in dungeons or catacombs. Religious cults were often at night. Therefore, during the divine service, it was necessary to use torches, and later – lamps.
In addition to its practical application, the candle flame is a symbol of victory over darkness. Fire increases the power of prayer many times.
Candles are a symbol of joy, devotion to the Lord, and the most accessible sacrifice of Christians.
For whom it is possible to light candles
Christians have long lighted candles for health and the repose. But there were certain taboos associated with this. For example, it was impossible to conduct this ritual about non-believers, ardent atheists, esotericists, magicians, and psychics. This custom has not changed even now.
Before lighting the sacred flame, women should dress in a skirt or dress; and tie a scarf around their head. You cannot perform this rite in jeans or shorts. Such discipline in clothing should be not only within the walls of the church but at home. After all, according to the holy fathers, the dwelling of a Christian is a miniature temple.