Antwerp, Churches and Tourism
Tourism Pastoral, Diocese of Antwerp (TOPA vzw)

The large candle, decorated with the cross and the Greek letters alpha and omega and the year, on a separate candlestick in the choir. Every year at Easter, a new Paschal candle is lit. It symbolises Jesus Christ as the Light of the world. The light of the Paschal candle plays an important role in celebrations such as baptisms, funerals, All Saints’ Day, and Pentecost.