This is “As Is” and evermore shall be straight from the camera.
Last Friday, my wife and I , and my wife’s parents went to my daughter’s school, Holy Trinity in Newark, Nottinghamshire, for the school Christingle service. This wonderful tradition started in 1747 in a Moravian Church by German Pastor / Bishop Johannes de Watteville. As he sat one evening at home, he thought about how he could explain the love of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas to everyone in the community, especially the children. He decided to prepare a simple symbol to help make the message of Christmas fresh and lively for them. This was to be the first ever Christingle service which continued as a tradition ever since. It was brought to the UK in 1968. The Christingle services were introduced to the Anglican Church by John Pensom of The Children’s Society.
Orange – represents the Earth / World
Candle – represents Jesus, the LIght of the World
Red Ribbon – represents the blood of Jesus, dying for all mankind, sacrifice
Four Cocktail sticks / Toothpicks – represents the four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn), also represents the four corners of the world
Sweets – represents the fruits of the earth, blessings of God
Foil – used to catch wax of the candle, but it also represents the guiding star that lead the wise men to Jesus, also represents the North Star, another symbol of Jesus
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens