“The Good Shepherd” Paschal Candle. The light of our Victorious Savior shines on the faces of all God’s children. The Easter Vigil is truly among the most impressive and beautiful of all Christian liturgical celebrations, and for this celebration the towering Paschal candle offers its rich symbolism. With the exceptions of Holy Trinity, He Is Risen, and Easter Glory, each of our candles include a set of five nails with incense grains imbedded and year dates. The five wax nails symbolize the five wounds sustained by the Savior in His glorified body.