Definition of vigil light in English:

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vigil light


A candle lighted and placed on a shrine as an act of devotion.
Example sentences
  • In a real cathedral or church my spirit expands if there are dim corners where worshipers can pray privately before illuminated icons and banks of vigil lights.
  • Above this most Holy monument to Orthodoxy hang 43 golden vigil lights which are lit day and night.
  • He lit the vigil lights with great reverence for he loved the saints before whose images they burned.

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Syllabification: vig·il light

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