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One of the things that always attracted me to Orthodoxy, even during those times when I’ve denied this attraction, were candles that are lit as a small offering to God.  I love burning other types of candles in my house ‘for fun’, but even the prettiest most aromatic candle doesn’t have as calming an effect, as a simple, thin, wax candle lit in front of an ikon — at home, or in church.

This picture was taken what feels like ages ago in a very small, very old church in Old Orhei, an historical complex and natural museum in Moldova.  When I visited this church, I was in a very conflicting relationship with my faith, so I haven’t lit up a candle, which I now regret deeply.  But, what’s done is done.  I pray to never repeat such mistake, ever again.

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Written by Alexandra

11 July 2012 at 7:55 pm

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