Paschal candle
Paschal Pas"chal (p[a^]s"kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed and placed on the altar on Holy Saturday, or the day before Easter.

{Paschal flower}. See {Pasque flower}, under {Pasque}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Paschal candle — This article describes the Paschal candle of the Western Churches. For the Paschal triple candle used in Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine rite see Paschal Trikirion. The Paschal candle is a large, white candle used… …   Wikipedia

  • paschal candle — a tall candle, symbolizing Christ, that is sometimes blessed and placed on the gospel side of an altar on Holy Saturday and kept burning until Ascension Day. Also called Easter candle. * * * …   Universalium

  • paschal candle — noun a large symbolic white candle used at Easter Syn: Easter candle …   Wiktionary

  • paschal candle — /pæskəl ˈkændl/ (say paskuhl kandl) noun a large candle which figures in the Easter rituals as a symbol of the risen Christ …   Australian English dictionary

  • paschal candle — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized P : a large white candle lighted in a church sanctuary on the evening before Easter and kept burning throughout the Easter season …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Paschal — Pas chal (p[a^]s kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paschal flower — Paschal Pas chal (p[a^]s kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] {Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paschal — is a variant spelling of the name Pascal (see: Pascal (name)). Two popes and two antipopes have taken this name:* Antipope Paschal (687) * Pope Paschal I (817 824) * Pope Paschal II (1099 1118) * Antipope Paschal III (1164 1168)Paschal is also… …   Wikipedia

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