Harsa (2)

Harsa (Hercia, or Hersa), a mediaeval term, sometimes employed to describe any triangular candlestick for tapers, but more especially used to designate that which is employed in the offices of Tenebrse, in Holy Week. In it, at this service, are placed fourteen unbleached wax candles to represent the apostles and the three Marys, with one bleached wax candle to represent our Saviour. They are all extinguished in the course of the service, save the last named.

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