The Orange Of Christingle : Recording
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- Tune: The Holly And The Ivy a traditional English melody. Public Domain. Arranged by Richard M S Irwin.
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The Orange Of Christingle : Lyrics
1. The orange of Christingle
the world reminds us of,
And how our God created us,
And on us sheds his love.
O sing about Christingle,
Your voices loud employ.
Your praises bring to God our King;
For Jesus and his joy.
2. The candle of Christingle,
With shining flame so bright;
Reminds us of our loving Lord
Who is the world’s true light.
3. The red band of Christingle
Which plainly we can see;
Reminds us of how Jesus Christ
was killed upon that tree.
4. The four sticks of Christingle,
With which the orb we spear,
Remind us how God cares for us,
thro’ the seasons of the year.
5. The whole of the Christingle,
It is a joy to see;
It shines to show how our Father God,
Loves even you and me.
- Lyricist: Anonymous. Copyright unknown. Please Contact Us if you would like this information updated, or if your own the copyright.
- Meter: Irregular
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How to make a Christingle?
Making Christingles is a fun activity to do as a family or community activity. It is inclusive and easy to do. Christingles are affordable as you only need a few materials.
Firstly, fasten a piece of red sticky tape or ribbon around the middle of the orange. Then cut a small cross in the top of each orange (place it on a tray to catch the juice) and lay a square of silver foil (75mm/3in square) over the cross.
Place a candle on top and, pushing the foil, wedge it firmly into the orange. The foil will help prevent hot wax running onto a child’s hand.
Load four cocktail sticks with raisins, sultanas, cherries or soft sweets etc, and insert them into the orange around the base of the candle.
Store the Christingles upright in trays in a cool place.
Christingle is a tradition that originated in 18th century Germany. In the Moravian Church, it was a custom to light candles at Christmas time to symbolize the light of Jesus Christ. The candles were placed in wreaths of evergreens, and the wreaths were given to children at the Christmas service.
The modern service includes an orange with four cloves stuck in it, representing the world, a red ribbon standing for the blood of Christ, and a lit candle to remind us of the light of Christ coming into the world.
The Moravian Church, formally called the Unitas Fratrum (Unity of the Brethren), is a Protestant denomination founded in the 18th century in what is now the Czech Republic. It is a recognized branch of the Protestant Reformation, and has been an active participant in the ecumenical movement since the mid-20th century.
The Moravian Church emphasizes personal and communal piety, missionary and ecumenical outreach, and a commitment to social justice.
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