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What does the Paschal Candle Stand For?

Q. What is the Paschal candle, and what do the letters “P” and “X” on it stand for?

A. The English word “Paschal” ultimately comes from the Aramaic word for “Passover” (Aramaic is the language Jesus spoke, related to Hebrew). It means “having to do with Easter,” because of the close association between the Jewish Passover and the passion and death of Jesus Christ: “Christ, our Paschal Lamb, has been sac