Light a Candle


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Memorial Land will light a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in the name of your cherished, who have passed on, allowing you to have the comfort that a blessing has been said, on your behalf, to pay homage in this Holy setting. To dedicate a candle for your lost loved-ones, fill out the information and write your message here.


Memorial Candle Lighting

When a loved one dies each day that passes can increase the distance of the loss. Lighting a candle for a loved one is a way to both preserve the memory of the person you have lost and provide an act of worship to God. A memorial candle lighting service honors those who have died and provides room in your life to move forward from the loss. Lighting a candle for the dead brings comfort in knowing that he or she is memorialized in the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. A memorial candle lighting service is a beautiful and meaningful way to capture the spirit and life of those who have died.

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is a special place for followers of Christ. It was here where Christ performed miracles to spread the love and knowledge of God to the world. Believed to be the hill of Golgotha where Christ was crucified and the tomb from which he resurrected, lighting a candle for the dead within its walls holds special meaning and significance. When you light a candle for a loved one you are connecting their soul to Christ, declaring your hope and belief in the newness of faith.

remembrance candles

When you enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher the spirit of Christ is found within its walls. Pilgrims from all over the world have come to light remembrance candles for friends and family. They look to the life, death and resurrection of Christ to fill them with hope and promise that death is not the end and the final victory is yet to come. Once you make the decision to light a candle for a loved one you join millions of Christians who find meaning from this simple yet profound act of faith.

As the remembrance candles are lit the flame symbolizes the eternal human light that flickers after death and the belief in redemption and resurrection for those who know Christ. Even if you are unable to personally travel to Jerusalem you can still light a candle for the dead by trusting Memorial-Land to offer this unique worship service to Christ on your behalf. While a memorial candle for death can in no way replace the person who has died it can provide a spark of hope that those who have died will not be gone forever.

Lighting a Candle in Memory of a Loved One

In the New Testament Christ often used the symbol of light to express his love and concern for the world. In John 8:12 Christ spoke, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” There is rich symbolism in the act of lighting a candle on behalf of a loved one. The flame contains the promise that family and friends are praying and hoping in the promise that one day your loved one will rise again with the saints in Christ. As the candle is lit it becomes a sweet smelling fragrance that rises to heaven as your prayers are being offered and your simple act of worship is received.

Upon making the decision to light a candle for a loved one, Memorial-Land will personally visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and light a candle in memory of a loved one on your behalf. Once we receive your application, a member of our dedicated team will study the details of the person you are memorializing. In this way we provide personalized memorial candles that honor the dead and provide comfort and peace to the friends and family that continue to feel the pain of loss. After the personalized memorial candle has been lit, you will receive an official certificate to commemorate the experience.

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