Candles made of pure beeswax are handcrafted by the Hieromonk Ioannis of St. Apostles Cloister, in the Holy Skete of St. Anna.
Like any Christian ceremony, lighting a candle has a deep symbolic meaning. The candles lit symbolize the light of God.
A candle is a sacrifice that we make to God, one of the few things that we can offer him as a gift. In fact, lighting candles is no less, if not more important, an appeal to God than a prayer.