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Candle exchange

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In many Ethiopian churches carved into the rock the reading of sacred texts is still done with the help of wax candles.
In this scene we can see the exchange of candles between two Deacons to allow the reading and recitation of the text to continue.
In the Ethiopian Orthodox church, candlelight would also symbolize divine light.
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In many Ethiopian churches carved into the rock the reading of sacred texts is still done with the help of wax candles.<br />
In this scene we can see the exchange of candles between two Deacons to allow the reading and recitation of the text to continue.<br />
In the Ethiopian Orthodox church, candlelight would also symbolize divine light.