Last Lent, the children and I were part of a church group that took several months to study the meaning of the items in a typical Orthodox Christian home prayer corner. We took an interactive approach to each part, learning about icons, incense, the Bible, and candles. For the lesson on candles, the focus was on how we offer ourselves to God when we light a prayer candle. The candle is a sort of self-offering. To explore the idea, we used gold beeswax sheets to make little designs that we could stick to small beeswax candles. In our family, the little candles became a staple on birthday cakes and Vasilopitas and Name Day cakes and feast day cakes. The children connected to the ideas…