*Limited Edition* Epiphany | Frankincense + Myrrh
**Limited Edition** Available only November 1 - January 31.
These regal scents of frankincense and myrrh are inspired by the Epiphany.
Notes of spices, sweetness, powdery amber, woods, and musk.
Behind the Inspiration
The prophet Isaiah foretold that "nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising" (60:3) and that "They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the LORD" (60:6). And in St. Matthew's gospel, we hear of "wise men from the East" who followed the light of a star and sought the newborn King of the Jews.
Braving distance, weather, and uncertainty, these magi did not stop until they found the child, and honored him. Epiphany means "manifestation" and on this feast we celebrate Jesus revealing himself as God to the world. These three kings are considered to be the first Gentiles to believe in Christ, and they represent the various nations of the world.
Befitting such a visit, the wise men brought treasures for the new king. Frankincense, myrrh, and gold were all valuable, but there is also a deeper meaning to each. Various interpretations of the gifts have been explored, particularly by the Church Fathers, popes, and theologians. Frankincense was used in worship and points to the divinity of the child; myrrh was used in embalming and points to Jesus' humanity, passion, and death; and gold symbolizes royalty and his kingship.
The Epiphany is a high point in the Christmas season, and is observed on January 6.
O God, who by the guidance of a star didst manifest thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know thee by faith may also attain the vision of thy glorious majesty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy Faith collection | 45 hour burn time | 6 oz. candle
Perfect for Christmastime! A deep and holy aroma.
Thank you for the wonderful feedback Chris! - the CORDA team
You can tell these candles are quality. They burn nicely and they are ascetically pleasing. The scent was too strong for me but I am sensitive to smells and the way the candles are packaged the scent even permeated into my candle that was supposed to be unscented. I ended up giving the candles to someone who uses them and is enjoying them very much!
Thank you for trying this candle, Colleen, and for the feedback about the look and scent! I'm glad your friend is enjoying the scent, and we'd love to help you find scents you love, too. I'll be emailing shortly! - Anna
Like every scent I have tried so far, "Gifts for a King" is yet another great offering from Corda. Nothing of Anna's overwhelms which is as it should be. I enjoy how my office wears the subtle hints of both frankincense and myrrh. It brings a warm, calming, feel to my office which believe me I embrace with all my might some days! Every scent I try from Corda makes me want to keep on sampling Anna's other offerings...that's the sign of a great candle!
So glad you are enjoying Gifts for a King, Deacon Jeff, and that it's been helpful during your workday! Thank you for your review. - Anna
Hi Anna.... I was disappointed with the aroma of the candle. To me , it smelled like baby powder but, I am willing to try another fragrance. I have the eucalyptus one in mind when it is available. Thank you
Hi Rosanne, thanks so much for giving this scent a try, and for sharing your feedback. We'd love to help you find a scent you enjoy more. I'll be emailing shortly! - Anna
I just love the smell of these candle!
Thanks for the feedback and review of the scent Louis! We are happy you are enjoying the candle! - the CORDA team
This candle is my absolute favorite! It’s a routine part of my prayer time now :)
We are so happy to hear that this candle has become part your prayer time! Thanks for the review Anecia! - the CORDA team
Scent is precisely what our home needed.
We are happy to hear that this candle has blessed your home! Thanks for the review Alexander! - the CORDA team
Epiphany | Frankincense + Myrrh
Thanks for the review Ashley! - the CORDA team
These candles are lovely! Their names and scents add to the aura when lighting. My favorite is Sea Star. The scent is pretty and the thoughts of the sea and stars are spiritual to me :)
I wrapped a box of tea light candles beautifully ...what a nice gift to give. My recipient was truly grateful and touched by the candles. I will be purchasing again.
So glad you have been enjoying so many of the candles, Christine, and that the tealights made a good gift! - Anna
I loved the candle. Burning it created a sacred space for my morning hour with God and I lit it for my bible study zoom meetings. I will order again.
How beautiful that the Epiphany candle has been part of your Scripture time! Thank you for your review, Mary! - Anna