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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CHRIST CANDLE

A white candle placed in the home and lighted on the family table during meals for the octave of Christmas. It symbolizes Christ the Light of the World, which is one of the principal themes of St. John's Gospel (John 8:12).

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