“It is impossible to imagine an Orthodox church in which candles are not lit.” (Blessed Simeon of Thessalonica, 15th Century)

“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

One of the first things most people do upon entering an Orthodox Church is to light their candle in the Narthex and offer prayers for one’s personal needs or that of a family member or friend, we also light candles to pray for protection and safety so that we may live this life without fear.

For those wishing to light a candle, or make a Liturgical Offering such as: Offering Candles, Altar Candles, Flowers for the Icon(s) of Christ, Theotokos and/or St. Demetrios, Communion Wine, or Oil for the Oil Lamps, please select the appropriate fund on the next page and include in the Memo your instructions and any names to be commemorated in prayer those who are alive (For the Health of...) and/or those who have departed this life (In Memory of...). We will be pleased to light the candle for you and read the names that have been submitted during the service.

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