GLORIA ANGELS (TE DEUM) 3-DAY VOTIVE CANDLE
This devotional candle is designed to burn for three days. It is encased in a sturdy glass holder with a beautiful image on the front of a detail from the Nativity by Ghirlandaio depicting three angels holding a scroll with Gregorian chant and the words: GLORIA INEXCELSIS DEO which is Latin for Glory to God in the Highest. On the back is the "Te Deum”, a hymn that is said after the second responsory at The Office of Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours on all Sundays outside Lent, and on Solemnities and Feasts as a prayer of thanksgiving.
You are God: we praise You; You are the Lord; we acclaim You; You are the Eternal Father, all creation worships You. To You all angels, all the powers of heaven, Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise; Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of Your glory. The glorious company of apostles praise You. The noble fellowship of prophets praise You. The white-robed army of martyrs praise You. Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims You; Father, of majesty unbounded, Your true and only Son, worthy of all worship, and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide. You, Christ, are the king of glory, the Eternal Son of the Father. When You became man to set us free You did not spurn the Virgin’s womb. You overcame the sting of death and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. You are seated at God’s right hand in glory. We believe that You will come and be our judge. Come then, Lord, and help Your people, bought with the price of Your own blood, and bring us with Your saints to glory everlasting.
Votive candle measures 8"H x 2"D and is made with odorless paraffin wax.We suggest having your candle blessed by a Priest when you receive it so it can be used as a sacramental.The tradition of the Church has always placed importance upon sacramentals such as blessed candles. One of the most remarkable effects of sacramentals is the virtue to drive away evil spirits whose mysterious and baleful operations affect sometimes the physical activity of man.These custom candles were designed and created exclusively by EWTN.