19918Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Red Candles???
- May 3 1:38 PMYes, father, but making "red" candles has to be a new tradition, an
innovation; and is probably against the church canons because they
most likely use an "artificial dye" to make that color, whereas
Orthodox candles are supposed to be made of "pure beeswax" with no
artificial ingredients. Red paschal eggs and red (crimson)
vestments *are* traditional.
(I do lament that so many Greek churches in the diaspora use
petroleum/paraffin candles, they're uncanonical, smell horrible when
extinguished and are simply tacky!)
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko wrote:
> The color "red", crimson/ very bright red, for emigre Russians became
> much like the word "gay" in the English Language. A wonderful word a
> beautiful color ruined by evil ideologies that make the very sound
> and sight distasteful and symbolizing an abomination. But in Russia
> the color Red was always intertwined with stronger meanings, beauty
> and joy, so they stayed more firmly in the body of the faithful...
> maybe there is still hope for the word GAY!
> Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
> --- In email@example.com
> <mailto:orthodox-synod%40yahoogroups.com>, DDD <dimitradd@...> wrote:
> > On Wed, 02 May 2007 17:46:20 -0500, Anna Voellmecke wrote:
> > At 01:14 AM 5/2/2007, you wrote:
> > >Christ is Risen!
> > Truly, He is Risen!
> > >Can someone tell me what is with those horrible "blood-red"
> candles at
> > >Boris Yeltsin's funeral??
> > ???? I didn't get to see the video, but I have seen red candles at
> > ROCOR cathedral in Munich. I thought it was because it was
> > It's an interesting question.
> > Anna V.
> > _________________________________________
> > I don't know about them, either, but I recently was doing an image
> search for photos of Russian wedding crowns, and one of the photos
> the search engine came up with showed the small table with the two
> crowns on it and two RED candles! ??
> > --Dimitra Dwelley
> > _______________________
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