Candles are an important part of many religious and spiritual ceremonies and special events. A candle holder depicting Jesus can be a beautiful and meaningful accent for those ceremonies. With many different design motifs available made from a range of materials, these candle holders can be appropriate for any spiritual occasion.
Designs of Jesus Statue Candle Holders
Because of the popularity of Jesus Christ for religious candles, there are many different candle holders available with Jesus designs or related motifs, such as prayers or passages, even if the candle holder does not have a figure of Christ as part of its design. The more popular designs include:
- Nativity scenes featuring the Christ child and Holy Family
- Last Supper table scenes
- Crucifixion scenes or solitary Christ on the Cross motifs
- Prayer and Bible passages or Jesus-specific poetry
- Mary and Jesus mother and child designs
Within these popular designs, these religious candle holders may be made of many different types of materials, such as wood, plastic and resin for the less expensive candles or porcelain and stained glass for more expensive candles.
Where to Buy
These types of religious candle designs are often available from spiritual and religious stores such as Christian boutiques or ministry-themed shops. If these types of stores are not available in your area, online retailers also offer a wide selection of religious candle holders. Online merchants with unique and beautiful Christ-themed candle holders include:
- The Bradford Exchange: Elegant statue with votive or tea light holder on a beach designed base inspired by the "Footprints in the Sand" poem.
- 100 Candles: Small Jesus on the cross
- eBay: This online auction site frequently has Jesus statue candle holders listed. The selection changes on any given day, so check back frequently to see if there's one you like.
The cost of these candle holders varies from $10 to $50 and higher depending on the manufacturer, the size of the candle holder, the number of candles it can accommodate, the materials used, and the workmanship quality.
Using Jesus Statue Candles
Religious candle holders are popular to use in different spiritual ceremonies, including:
- Funerals or memorials
- First Communions
- Christmas or Easter masses
The type of candle used may vary depending on the occasion, and if an appropriate candle holder is not available, a plain white pillar, votive, or tea light candle in a simple holder can be combined with a separate Jesus statue and other religious objects, such as an open Bible, a freestanding cross, a ceremonial goblet, or other items to create a beautiful and symbolic display. In a church, these candles may be displayed on the altar or in a private prayer niche or alcove for individual contemplation. At home, these candles can be beautiful accents to watch over a family from a mantle, decorative shelf, or centerpiece.
Tips for Religious Candle Use
When using a Jesus candle display, take care that only the appropriate candle sizes are used in the candle holder, and only place the holder on a heat resistant surface. Do not leave burning candles unattended, and avoid adding flammable materials such as flowers, plants, or cloths close to the flame.
When enjoyed safely, these devotional candle holders can be a symbolic and beautiful addition to the décor of a home, church, or chapel. With many designs available, it is possible to add this type of spiritual accent to the decorations for any religious occasion.