Wednesday of the Passion Week is also called Wednesday of Ayoub (Job). Job suffered a lot.. but never cursed God and was known for his patience. He represents Christ, who willingly received suffering and death, and committed himself into his Father’s hands. On that day, the Rite of the Lamp is celebrated which is an old rite of the Maronite Church. Dough with seven wicks inserted into it, represent the seven lamps envisioned by the Prophet Jeremiah and by John the Apostle in his Revelation. During the celebration, the oil is blessed and all the faithful receive the anointing.
O Christ, bearing our crosses, may we follow you on the road of salvation and holiness and reach the heavenly glory that you attained. Maronite Liturgy
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