Altar Candles

Altar Candles are burned during the liturgy or church service. Placed in candelabra or candlesticks upon or adjacent to the altar, they are burned with candle followers. Manufactured primarily of Beeswax and/or paraffin wax blends. Available in a wide variety of sizes, the most common diameters are 7/8", 1-1/2" and 2". Beeswax is a natural product produced by honeybees. These candles burn longer, cleaner and more even. They are more durable, burn consistent and fit better in candlestick sockets. Paraffin blend candles burn quicker, are less durable and have inconsistent burning characteristics. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call us at 1-800-522-2688

  • Diameter, not circumference, is key measurement
  • Length options vary by diameter
  • Different ends and common applications: Plain End:Tube application, occasional altar use. Normal end for large diameter paschal candles Self Fitting End:Most commonly used in small diameter candles on the altar (candles up to 1-1/4" diameter) All Purple End:Standard end for large diameter altar candles up to 17" in length (candles over 1-1/4" diameter) Spike Hole End:Small tapered whole centered in some large diameter candles to accommodate spikes in certain types of candlesticks. (Standard spike hole is 1/2" diameter by 2" long)