The Paschal fire is supposed to be lit by a flint and steel, but it usually isn't, or it is lit with a cigarette lighter (which fulfills the requirements, but is lame). However we have a couple servers that know how to use a flint and steel, so we always do things that way.
Here is a picture of the two acolytes lighting it, blowing on the dryer lint that caught sparks.
And here is the actual fire......
Well we got some Protestant arms, Muslims legs, and some Hindu wings.
Wood and brush ....
Very neat, Bummer!
The paschal fire is lit and blessed with a special blessing, and incensed. It is also the fire that signifies Christ's light to the world, and it is used to light the Paschal candle which is carried into church and from which the sanctuary light is lit, as well as any fires throughout the year. (Examples, altar candles, processional candles, thurible charcoals, etc)
Heh, thats an insane fire!