The lighting of the vigil lamp has a special meaning on the lives of faithful Christians. The flame burning on the vigil lamp reminds us that our faith is light. The lighting of the vigil lamp is respect and honor to Jesus Christ and the Saints. At the same time, it is also a respect for the memory of our beloved people who are no longer near us. The orthodox floats and wicks are made with reverence and prayer by the fathers of Mount Athos.