sanctuary lamp


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sanctuary lamp

n
(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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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.
One evening as I stayed behind after rosary to confess the usual sins, I saw that the sanctuary lamp was unlit; it was swinging dead with a slight motion in a freezing draft.
I'd love to see in the back of every church a brochure with pictures explaining every religious symbol there: the altar, the sanctuary lamp, everything.
A sanctuary lamp was dedicated to his memory by the current bishop, Bruce Stavert.
John's, he had seen "a very large and beautiful brass sanctuary lamp which would in size and character, be most appropriate.
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.
The sanctuary lamp was described as "a magnificent piece of work, bold yet graceful in its strict Gothic lines".