"Gracanica" Serbian Orthodox Church

1960 Meldrum Road ~  Windsor  Ontario 

Light a Candle

 Due to the circumstances and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering our parishioners the ability to have a candle lit on their behalf in our church Gracanica. When adding your candles to the cart, you may indicate your intent for the prayer while lighting the candle (prayer, for health, for sick, for departed).

All requests submitted by 5 pm on Friday will be fulfilled on that Sunday. Requests submitted after 5 pm Friday will be fulfilled on the following Sunday.

Candles will not be shipped to you. The candles purchased will be lit in the church on your behalf.


When entering Church, the first thing people do is light a candle. Candles symbolize Light of God or the Light of Christ. In the Bible, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). He came into the world to die on the cross to save us from our sins.

 When we light a candle, it helps us remember that Jesus is the light of the world. That is why we refer to it as the Light of God or the Light of Christ. Jesus brought the world out of darkness of sin and into the light by dying on the cross.