24.4.15

A Paschal candle

Christ is Risen! Below are some photographs of the Paschal candle I designed and painted for St. Francis of Assisi church, FSSP, in Lincoln, NE. The eagle is symbolic of the Resurrection. The knotwork seen on the front of the candle continues around the back, forming long panels. I learned this method of knotwork from Aidan Meehan's book, A Celtic Design Book. Happy Easter to you all. ~elizabeth

8 comments:

Rev. Daren J. Zehnle, K.H.S. said...

Very well done!

Adalee said...

Oh, that is fantastic! Great work & thanks for sharing!

-Adalee

A.R. Danziger said...

That's so awesome! I love that book too.

Elizabeth Lemme said...

Thank you :)

Chloe said...

Wow!

PaperSmyth said...
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PaperSmyth said...

What does it mean that the Church itself has "FSSP" after its name?

Thank you for sharing your work! Happy Easter to you also.

Elizabeth Lemme said...

To PaperSmyth: "FSSP" stands for Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter). When "FSSP" appears after a church's name, it simply specifies that particular church is run by a priest from the FSSP, under the auspices of the Diocese in which it is located (in this case, the Diocese of Lincoln, under Bishop Conley). The FSSP is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Rite, canonically established by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1988.