I wanted to give my Sunday school kids a lesson about Candles and their use in the church since many have asked me about them before. However, I can't find any resources online on the significance of the use of candles. So, I was wondering if you guys could help me out a bit. I am more concerned with why we light candles in front of the icons of the saints? and also their significant use in the liturgy (on the alter, while reading the gospel, etc.). Also any info about how the candles are made and how they relate to church tradition.
Let me know if you have any online resource(s) or post anything you know about candles.
thank you!! :)