From a reader:
I would like to know what the rubrics are regarding the use of candles for the Divine Office in the Extraordinary Form. I have been reading through rubrics in Brevaries, but have found nothing concerning candles. I once heard that six candles are always used for sung Vespers, regardless of the rank of the feast.
Do you know where I could find regulations concerning this?
Yes, six candles are used for Vespers. And two candles are brought in during the procession and set on the altar steps.
I believe Fortescue-O’Connell has that, as do most of the other manuals, such as Trimeloni and Collins, etc.
I will now pass the torch to readers who will no doubt shed more light on the matter.