The beeswax candle trimmed with a red frill has come to be a symbol of the Moravian Church and a part of the distinctive Moravian celebration of Christmas. Of course, the candle has been a part of religious ritual for thousands of years, symbolizing the presence and the purity of deity. For two and half centuries, however, Moravians have used the Christmas Eve Candle as a way of dramatizing the blessings of Christ in the world.
Typically, the candles are distributed at the end of the Moravian Christmas Eve service. The church is darkened, the doors at the front of the sanctuary are opened, and dieners(“servers,” in German) enter carrying trays of lighted candles. The effect is to transform the room from darkness into light, just as Christian believe Jesus Christ transformed the world by bringing divine light into it. During the singing of Christmas carols each worshiper is given a candle. When all have been served, the congregation stands and holds the candles aloft during the singing of a closing hymn.
This kit includes one 6″ Red Frilled candle with brass stand and story of the candle.