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sanctuary lamp

(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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  • One evening in August, she had gone into the church, which was dimly lighted by the sanctuary lamp.

  • Down below a candle burned on either side of the altar while a flickering gleam shone from the red cup in the sanctuary lamp.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • He glanced towards the altar and his eyes rested on the sanctuary lamp which appeared to be burning with unwonted brightness.

    The Alchemist's Secret Isabel Cecilia Williams
  • The evening star, like a sanctuary lamp, swung above the dying altar-fire of the sunset.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories Marian T. MacIntosh
  • He stood before the altar and once more looked at the sanctuary lamp.

    The Alchemist's Secret Isabel Cecilia Williams
  • All the festal shine was quenched, I saw only the dull red glimmer of the sanctuary lamp.

    The Forest Farm Peter Rosegger
  • What dreadful thing was I contemplating, what fearful temptation was assailing me, here under the light of the sanctuary lamp?

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