Before the Easter Vigil in the Roman Catholic Church a small fire is lit the Easter fire. Once the community has gathered around the Easter, the priest kindled the fire, the paschal candle, which is supported hereinafter referred to as light into the dark church. The lighted candle symbolizes Christ as the light of this world. As the people of Israel followed the pillar of fire in the desert, so the faithful to follow Jesus Christ on the way from death to life.