sanctuary lamp


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sanctuary lamp

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(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a lamp, usually red, placed in a prominent position in the sanctuary of a church, that when lit indicates the presence of the Blessed Sacrament
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They had noticed the tabernacle, the sanctuary lamp, the kneelers before the altar, the rows of low chairs behind them.
Sculpture is represented by a monumental work by Saprid showing three nudes, and there is a precious collection of religious objects from churches, a sanctuary lamp, monstrance, chalice and Calvary.
There would be a little red sanctuary lamp on the floor before it, with the white wick floating in oil.
That noon I found the church unduly dim; The sanctuary lamp had guttered out.
The thieves were caught on CCTV camera as they struck at St Patrick's Church, in Winson Green, in early October, stealing a prized sanctuary lamp.
A NEW sanctuary lamp, pictured right, will be dedicated in memory of Canon Graham Revett at a service to celebrate the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St.
The earliest work under consideration in Sacred Play is Tom Murphy's 1975 The Sanctuary Lamp. The latest is Marina Carr's 2002 Ariel.
A sanctuary lamp was dedicated to his memory by the current bishop, Bruce Stavert.
John." (40) Rambusch proposed relocating the stations of the cross at a lower point on the cathedral walls and refin ishing them in two tones of bronze -- "a solution similar to that carried out within the Cathedral in Omaha." As for seating in the sanctuary, he wanted to know "how many seats should be provided for the clergy under normal conditions" and whether he should send "suggestions for a temporary solution to seat the 'X' members of the hierarchy and clergy who will be there for the centenary." He also proposed to construct a new throne for Skinner, and install a new sanctuary lamp, for the existing lamps were "not worthy of a Cathedral." For this he saw an immediate solution.
What's missing, of course, from these descriptions -- of "The Gigli Concert" (1983), "The Sanctuary Lamp" (1975) and "Bailegangaire" (1985) -- is the thrill of Murphy's ability to create characters that function both as credible individuals and as vessels of a universal sense of human striving: for expression, for a sense of self and of history, for something transcendent and enduring.
In remembrance of this, the Church has us turn out the lights and quench the sanctuary lamp on Good Friday, when the Blessed Sacrament is not in the Tabernacle.
Heartless metal thieves were caught on CCTV footage as they struck at St Patrick's Church, in Winson Green, in early October, stealing a prized sanctuary lamp. One of the two crooks could be seen crossing himself as he helped his accomplice steal the 116-year-old artefact.