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Offline emmanuelmelo

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Disposing of Wax Candles
« on: December 12, 2005, 05:58:39 PM »
A quick question

For those candles blessed on the feast of the purification (in the Russian Tradition), how does one dispose of the wax after these candles are burned.  You really can't "burn it".  Is burying the wax acceptable?

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Re: Disposing of Wax Candles
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 08:55:59 PM »
I have a spot in the back corner of my garden where I bury blessed items such as candles, Easter egg shells, ashes from last years palms and pussy willows, etc.
Or you can do what some people did in the "old country"...put them in the coffin of deceased Orthodox Christian!
It is a tradition among the Carpatho Russian people to bury a deceased member of the family with an Easter egg, a pussy willow and a blessed candle (among other more superstitious items).
Zastupnice christianov nepostydnaja, chodatajice ko Tvorcu nepreložnaja, ne prezri hr’išnych molenij hlasy, popredvari jako blahaja na pomošč nas, virno vopijuščich ti: Uskori na molitvu, i potščisja na umolenije, zastupajušči prisno Bohorodice, čtuščich t’a.

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Re: Disposing of Wax Candles
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 11:22:15 AM »
We generally return items like pussy willos & palms to the church.  The candles we burn down pretty much to the wick.
Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...