Sep 10, 2018
including their very lives, as did the holy apostles,
martyrs and others.
These candles also mean that these saints are lamps burning for us and providing light for us by their own saintly living,
their virtues and their ardent intercession for us before God through their constant prayers by day and night.
The burning candles also stand for our ardent zeal and the sincere sacrifice we make out of reverence and gratitude to them for their solicitude on our behalf before God.”
+ St. John of Kronstadt