Definition of sanctuary lamp in English:

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sanctuary lamp

noun

A candle or small light left lit in the sanctuary of a church, especially (in Catholic churches) a red lamp indicating the presence of the reserved Sacrament.
Example sentences
  • If you would like a member of your family, neighbour or friend remembered, please sign their name in the Book of Prayer for Our Exam Students, which is to be found near the sanctuary lamp.
  • The renovations yielded a surprise when workers came across the original sanctuary lamp of the cathedral, which has now been restored to its former glory.
  • A local craftsman is now set to clean and restore the traditional sanctuary lamp which has become badly discoloured over the years.

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