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The tradition of lighting candles for yourself and loved ones in Jerusalem

Christian tradition

The custom of burning candles in a church is as ancient as the Christian faith itself. The light of the candle symbolizes Christ as True Light. Candle, lit before the icon is a symbol of prayer and a sign of spiritual aspiration to God. Wax, flowing like the tears of Christ, symbolizes the cleansing of man from bad thoughts, sins and diseases.In difficult moments of life, a Christian goes to the church and lights a candle to wash away the bodily and spiritual sicknesses. And prays, as was done for centuries, not only
for themselves, but also for their relatives and friends.

Since 325 AD, for more than one and a half thousand years, Christians put candles and pray in the temple of the Holy Sepulchre. We want every person to have the opportunity to turn to God and light a candle today in this holy place, even if the person is thousands of kilometers from the Holy Land. With our help, anyone can light their own candle or place it for a loved one. The volunteers of our project are deeply and sincerely believing people who understand the importance of fulfilling services. When they receive your order online, they go to the temple to light a candle in the place of your choice. They will take a photo of your candle and send it to you via email.

Our project does not charge for burning candles or delivering messages to the Holy
Sepulchre. We exchange the donations we receive in the Temple for candles.Because we do our duty to God by helping our brothers in Christ gain access to the main sanctuaries of our faith. This is our strongest prayer to the Lord.


Form for
requesting a candle

Filters
Reason for lighting the candle

Where and when will the candle be lit
Select temples

To whom and where to send a photo report lighting the candle
For health
Maximum 5 people
Donation amount
($6 min)
If you are in a difficult financial situation, we will light the candle for free. For that purpose email us at coordinator@santosepulcro.co.il

How we work

Step 1
Step 1
You complete the request form on the website.
Step 2
Step 2
Pay for your order
Step 3
Step 3
Your order is sent to Jerusalem
Step 4
Step 4
We go to the Temple
Step 5
Step 5
We make your donation at the Temple in exchange for a candle
Step 6
Step 6
We light the candle in the location you have chosen
Step 7
Step 7
We take a photo
Step 8
Step 8
We send the photo along with the label showing the time and location where it was lit

Photo-reports of candles that have been placed

We only show photos with the 'public' label