One of the most resonating scripture readings of our faith emblazoned as the theme of this paschal candle. The burial shroud symbolically draped on his cross, his Chi Rho monogram triumphantly crowns the design ensemble. All rendered in wax with high-lights of copper leaf and burnished with bronze wash.
Artisans delicately apply all natural, fine metal leafing to recreate the look of illuminated stained glass set in traditional gothic frames. The Christ as King design is further enunciated by the presence of both the intertwined Alpha Omega and the Victorious Agnus Dei each set as bas relief window centers.
Designed and handcrafted in a highly individual style. . . the metallic bronze wax cross being the prime element with arms and shaft joined by four great arcs, engraved mouldings, interlacing, intricate frets and a three tiered base containing key-symbols of the Alpha/Omega, Lamb of God and the current year.
The soft, glowing translucence and richness of 51% beeswax compliments a vibrant, gold trimmed cross with engraved center, inlaid Alpha and Omega wax "jewels" and magnificent artist hand brushed gold and red wax bands.
Luxurious inlaid wax marble panels visually support the grand altar-like design of a skillfully engraved cross and inlaid Alpha/Omega ornaments. The entire "Prophecy" design is first engraved into the candle and then hand inlaid with wax ornamentation. Each marble wax panel is created by an artist, producing color and characteristics that vary. . . no two are alike.
Every 12 Apostles paschal candle is mad-to-order, individually benchworked and hand tooled. The entire design ensemble is beautifully inlaid within a carved niche, recessed beneath the surface of the candle.