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Votive Candles

Collection by Van Diemen's Land Steam Co.


Candles in a Catholic church may be lit by anyone, Catholic or not, to demonstrate the intention of a person's prayer. The continually burning flame symbolizes the ongoing nature of the prayer even after the person who lit the candle has left the church. Candles may be lit for loved ones who have died, in gratitude, supplication or any other intention.

Van Diemen's Land Steam Co.
Light the candle and pray Orthodox Church Christian Church, Christian Art, Christian Girls, Religious Images, Religious Art, Orthodox Christianity, Catholic Art, Bride Of Christ, Chapelle

Simply Orthodox ☦: Photo

This is the blog of an Eastern Orthodox Christian girl from Greece. Welcome to my Orthodox Christian corner! :) Here you can find interesting texts and quotes about Orthodoxy. I made this blog because I would like everyone to discover the Orthodox Christianity! Feel free to send me any messages! You can now contact me at simplyorthodox(at)mail(dot)com. -- I don't own any of the photos I post here. The majority of them are from sites like weheartit.com. Though generally I try to post the…

Church of the Holy Sepulchure . Old City Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel, Christian Women, Christian Faith, Church Candles, Headscarves, Orthodox Christianity, Divine Mercy, Holy Land

Israel landscape

Israel nature and people. an invitation to post should like : <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/israel_landscape/"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3444660448_66f710ba0d_s.jpg" width="75" height="75" alt="Israel landscape" /> Israel landscape</a> You are invited to add this image to <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/israel_landscape/">Israel landscape - photos of nature and people</a>

A Syrian Christian woman lights candles during a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April during Easter celebrations Good Friday Mass, Syrian Christians, Easter Celebration, April 14, Christian Women, Votive Candles, Middle East, Christianity, Catholic

Christians in the Middle East are close to the edge – but this Easter, I know that there is hope for us all

Today there is intense questioning about whether Christianity can even survive in this region.

A girl from the Pokrov Orthodox children’s social rehabilitation centre attends a Christmas liturgy at St Nicholas Church near Moscow. St Nicholas Church, Votive Candles, Catholic, Moscow, Centre, World, Photography, Children, Christmas

The 20 photographs of the week

Protests in Gaza, migrants at the border fence in Tijuana, the election in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Elvis fans in Sydney – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists