Why is the paschal
candle which is lighted on Easter morning extinguished at the Mass on Ascension
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According to the
Q. Why is the
paschal candle which is lighted on
Easter morning extinguished at the Mass on
A. The paschal
candle which is lighted on Easter morning signifies Christ's visible presence on
earth, and it is extinguished on Ascension Day to show that He, having fulfilled
all the prophecies concerning Himself and having accomplished the work of
redemption, has transferred the visible care of His Church to His Apostles and
returned in His body to heaven.
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