In the Sanctuary, in front of the Lectern (where Lectors read the Scriptures and others make announcements, etc.) there is a variety of colored vases and glass pieces.  We call that “The Christ Candle” which is lit before the service. As the acolytes come forward, they will light their tapers from the candle and then light the altar candles, symbolic of Christ’s Light and Spirit not only leading the way but remaining among us.