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    Religeous question : Whats the voodoo orange with the candles in it called?

    I remember as a kid making these to take into church. An orange with white candle, tin foil and cloves (I think). What is it and what does it represent. Tried to find out on google but drawing a blank.

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    Christingle i ithink

    Although nowadays they put dolly mixtures on!!

    From wiki

    The Christingle consists of: * an orange representing the world with … The Christingle consists of: * an orange representing the world with * a red ribbon around it representing the blood of Jesus (i.e. his death on the cross for our sins, in our place) * fruits and sweets (commonly dolly mixtures) are skewered on 4 cocktail sticks which are pushed into the orange representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons * a lighted candle is pushed into the centre of the orange representing Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Jesus describes himself in the Bible, in John chapter 8 v. 12, in this way: 'I am the Light of the World, if you follow me you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.' (New Living Translation) The base of the candle is commonly wrapped in tinfoil; this is regarded by some as purely functional, though others ascribe it with a specific meaning.[1]

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    Cheers mate, that was driving me more mental than usual :lol:

    Thinking about it, we probably had grapes or something on the cocktail sticks back then
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