29 January 2011

Neglected Rubric #whatever again

4.  The paschal candle is lighted for all baptisms.  It remains lighted for the entire service or office.  The paschal candle is ordinarily placed next to the font for all baptisms.  [LSB Altar Book, p. 366]


Anonymous said...

In our parish the paschal candle is
lit from Easter Sunday to Ascension
Sunday. We have a special Baptismal
candle that is lit before every
Baptism and given to the baptized
person after the worship service to
take home and light every year on
his/her baptismal birthday.

Anonymous said...

would it be appropriate to light it for the feast of Christ's baptism even if no baptisms are scheduled?