The Virtual Chapel interactively re-creates the devotional practice of picking up a candle, lighting it, and placing it in a stand, as if users were in an Orthodox church.

It includes an integrated playlist-driven audio player, as well as links to donations and sharing. It is completely customizable, so administrators can easily insert images from their own parish, providing a unique and customized user experience.

The application should work in virtually all modern browsers. It includes a Flash version, as well as an HTML5 version that plays on iPads, iPhones, and other HTML5-capable devices.

Parishes can use it to encourage engagement of parishioners, and maintain relationships with members who may be traveling or have moved.  It can also be used to drive donations to the parish, via the "Donate" button. The player can be used to showcase recordings of the parish choir or other related content, such as homilies or other recordings.

This is a free service to GOA Parishes. All other GOA Organizations, Non-GOA Organizations, or Non-GOA Parishes may either purchase the full code base for $2,000 or go with the hosted option for $250/year.

To add the Light A Candle App to your parish website, contact the Department of Internet Ministries today!

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