I know that at least two members of the clergy read this blog occasionally. And others who have Altar Guild experience. So maybe you people can help me out.
What is the proper method of disposal for candles that have been used in Advent wreaths? After all, they’ve been blessed and prayed over. But they still have a lot of wax left, so to speak (especially this year, when the last candle will burn for one evening’s meal), and you are going to get fresh candles next year.
Is it okay to put them in the junk drawer to have on hand in case of power outages? What about making firestarters out of them?
How about using them for candlelight dinners of tapas (garlic prawns, chorizo-stuffed dates, bruschetta with tomato and Serrano ham) and rioja? Does it make any difference if the menu is Cornish game hen with cornbread and red pepper stuffing and honey-glazed carrots, along with a nice gewerztraminer?
Enquiring minds need to know.