This was a candle of very large dimensions, set in a candlestick big enough to hold it, which was usually placed on the north side, just below the first ascent to the high altar.
The central stem of the candlestick was about 38 ft.
At Winchester the paschal candlestick was of silver, and was the gift of Canute..
He put the letter under the candlestick and closed his eyes.
When the flame of the sulphur splinters kindled by the tinder burned up, first blue and then red, Shcherbinin lit the tallow candle, from the candlestick of which the cockroaches that had been gnawing it were running away, and looked at the messenger.
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