The Kandili – Vigil Lamp

The Kandili – Vigil Lamp The pace of family life today has become undeniably hectic. The vigil lamp (καντήλι) serves as a means to slow us down. When the family, 'the little church', comes together in prayer in front of the iconostasis, it should be a haven, a shutting out of the outside world and an entry into a world of peace. The kandili is a necessity for ALL Orthodox homes and should be kept alight at all times. It is placed on our iconostasis in front of our icons as a reminder that Jesus Christ is the light of [...]