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Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
Paschal candle created for the Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago for the 2007 church year

Close-up of candleFull candleDesign by:
Julie Lonneman

Carved by:
Luke Smetters

This candle is based on the artwork of Julie Lonneman. The image introduces the Lent and the Three Days section of the ELCA's new worship resource, Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

It features a prominent cross and new life springing forth from a seed. In the background, light and water nourish the new birth. We are reminded that even in the midst of death (even death on a cross) new life is born. The image depicts the connectedness between death on the cross and new life.

The design is copyrighted by Augsburg Fortress, 2006. It's used on this candle by permission.