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Year 1 RE Inspire Workshop

28 April 2010

On Wednesday the 28th of April the children of Year 1 took part in an RE Inspire Workshop. Together with their parents and friends they made a Paschal/ Easter Candle and had great fun in doing so.

Did you know?

  • The term 'Paschal' comes from the word Pesach, which in Hebrew means Passover.
  • The flame of the Paschal candle symbolizes Christ as light of the world.
  • The Paschal candle is the largest candle in the Church.
  • The candle displays several common symbols and the children of Year 1 tried to include this in their replica.
  • The Greek letters alpha and omega signify that God is the beginning and the end.
  • The current Year 2010, represents God's presence here and now.
  • There are five grains of incense (most often red) embedded in the candle during the Easter Vigil to represent the five wounds of Jesus: one in each hand, one in each foot, and the spear thrust into his side.

An Easter Prayer

Accept this Easter candle,
a flame divided but undimmed,
a pillar of fire that glows to the honour of God.
Let it mingle with the lights of heaven
and continue bravely burning
to dispel the darkness of this night!

A big thank you to all the parents and friends, who came along and helped the children of Year 1. What an enjoyable morning!

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