St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church

133 S Roselle Rd, Palatine, IL 60067 USA

 

Light A Candle

St. Nectarios Church Narthex

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

  • We invite you to "light a virtual candle" in the Chapel below by listening to one of three beautiful hymns available.
  • If you wish, you can make an offering by clicking on the "Donate" option on the image below and enter your offering under the "Narthex & Candles" section below

Why Do We Light Candles ?

Upon entering an Orthodox church it is customary to light candles and offer prayers for one’s personal needs or that of a family member or friend.

Candles are lit before icons as a sign of one’s faith and hope in God’s help that is always sent to all who turn to Him and His Saints with faith and prayers.

In practice, when lighting a candle in Church the faithful usually make a small offering to the Church. By lighting a candle and offering a prayer, one enters into closer contact with the Church and her ministry to the faithful, invisibly warming the soul by the visible light of the candle.