Explanation Circle Card - GREEK BAPTISM - 7 Almonds
EXPLANATION CARD FOR A BAPTISM
FOR A FAVOR WITH 7 ALMONDS INSIDE.
2.5" 2-Sided Card.- Photo shows both sides of the card.
The card is pre-printed, high gloss, 14pt card stock with a pre-cut hole. Size is a 2.5" circle. An explanation card is a perfect way to share with guests the symbolic meaning of Greek Koufeta. It is a white card with black font A punch hole in the top.
FRONT OF CARD:
A Greek Tradition
The seven almonds represent health, happiness, fertility, wealth, long life, purity, and unity with Christ.
BACK OF CARD:
The white symbolizes purity; the egg shape represents newly baptized life. The sugar coating reflects the sweetness of life. The odd number of almonds is indivisible just as the bond between the Godchild and Godparent shall remain undivided.
Pascha Candles. Pascha Easter Candles are used in churches in celebration of the Easter Vigil at the Resurrection Service - midnight mass. The candles are used in the ceremonial lighting at midnight. At the Vigil at midnight, the church becomes totally dark representing the tomb of Jesus. The only light comes from an oil candle at the holy altar. A "new fire" is lit and blessed by the priest. The one blessed flame represents the light of Christ coming into the world. The singular flame is then passed parishioner to parishioner and the church becomes lit up with Christ’s light. The tomb is carried outside and around the church (or designated area) three times.
Parishioners follow the priest with their lit candles Christ is Risen and the light is a symbol of life trampling upon death (the darkness).
“The light of Christ, rising in Glory, dispels the darkness of our hearts and minds.”