On Monday evenings all across the globe, candles are
lit in memory of our pets. It is a very healing ritual with no adherence
to any religion or creed, just a simple lighting of candles to bring us
all together. All of the tribute pets are honored as well as special needs
pets and abused and neglected animals.
The Candle Ceremony is not done on-line. Each of us lights our candles in our own way, and privately, but since we share a common love and since most of us do light them at the same time, we are joined in love and in spirit.
Candle lighting times are...
10 PM Eastern
9 PM Central
8 PM Mountain
7 PM Pacific
6 PM Alaska
5 PM Hawaii
Central Europe - 10:00 PM GMT
UK - 9:00 PM GMT
Australia (West Coast) 6 PM
Australia (East Coast) 8 PM
New Zealand 9 PM
How the ceremony goes....
WE GATHER TOGETHER TO HONOR AND REMEMBER OUR PETS
Tonight, Monday, we join hands, hearts and souls across the land as one large extended family to pray for our sick and dying pets and to pay tribute to our furkids who have gone ahead to Rainbow Bridge. Someday, we will meet them again, with hugs, tears and kisses, as we walk together, in eternity, to our new home. Until that blessed day, we honor these precious souls and remember them with the warm glow of flickering candles, sending a message of love, light and healing, and the faith to believe in miracles.
PRAYER: God, Creator of all living things, we ask that as we light our candles, the healing warmth of love will flow into the brokenhearted who are tending their ailing pets. Give to them Your strength and comfort. We also pray that the soft glow of light will part the clouds of grief and sorrow to surround our furkids at the Bridge.
excitement REIGN SUPREME as wagging tails, ecstatic purrs and flapping
feathers feel our gentle touch once again. May they know the gratitude we hold in our hearts for their faithfulness
and gift of unconditional love as they are forever remembered. We are temporarily separated for only a short while.
1: PERSONAL FURBABY. Anything you wish to say.
CANDLE 2: FURBABIES OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Read the names
of those who are ill or have gone
on before us as a tribute to them and their loving parents.
CANDLE 3: FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND PEACE
MOMENT OF SILENCE.
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they will be comforted."
Love, light and healing to all. Amen.
candles being lit tonight;
of the Candle Ceremony
the Tributes -
Find comfort in reading the tributes.
Your pet is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. Read the inspirational story.