St Nicholas parish has received a new 7-branched candelabrum as a donation from a parishioner. Father John lead the blessing prayers on Sunday, October 28. This candle stand replaces an old brass stand that was a hand-me-down from another church and in poor repair. We were thankful for the old candelabrum and are similarly thankful for the shiny new one. Many thanks to the patron for their generosity to the parish.
We currently have glass votive lamps in blue, green, and the red pictured. We are working to locate suitable lamps in each of the Seasonal Liturgical Colours used for vestments, furniture coverings, and lamps. These include Gold, Blue, Purple, Red, Green, and White. Our Antiochian Archdiocese provides a color guide for clergy for the entire Liturgical Year.
If you are interested in learning more about the this and other liturgical items or their history please contact Father John.
We need Beauty because it leads us to wonder. We need wonder because it leads to praise. Praise leads to gratitude. Gratitude leads to joy. And joy is a characteristic of a childlike soul, which is the key to getting to heaven (Matt 18:3).
Beauty, then, is the doorway to the gospel. And if the gospel is what saves us, then Dostoyevsky was 100% right when he said, “Beauty will save the world.”
Height: 26½” (67.3 cm)
Width: 24″ (61 cm)
This gold-plated brass candelabrum has a tetrapod base, seven cups, and comes with seven red votive glasses, which hold candles or oil.