The Paschal Candle has its origins in early church. Tradition suggests that St. Ambrose made this candle prominent during the Easter season late in the third century. The flame of the Paschal candle symbolizes Christ's illuminating light, and his presence in the midst of his people. Root Paschal Candles are hand made from the purest and highest quality 51% beeswax using the same time-honored process for generations. Root Paschal Candles are true works of art, hand-crafted and designed by artisans in Root’s candle workshop in Medina, Ohio with the finest high quality materials, the purest beeswax, and Root’s unswerving devotion to making the finest Paschal Candle in America.