Friday, April 24, 2009
The Easter Vigil fire: how it is done...
G-r-r-r, in the good old days they used real flint and steel to light it!
In Rome they often use pinecones and twigs and today just light it with a match.
But notice here how the old holy oils from the previous year are being reverently disposed of in this worthy manner? The oil stocks were cleaned out with paper towels and this is how it's done as seen in the Holy City.