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.
He glanced towards the altar and his eyes rested on the sanctuary lamp which appeared to be burning with unwonted brightness.
The evening star, like a sanctuary lamp, swung above the dying altar-fire of the sunset.
He stood before the altar and once more looked at the sanctuary lamp.
All the festal shine was quenched, I saw only the dull red glimmer of the sanctuary lamp.
What dreadful thing was I contemplating, what fearful temptation was assailing me, here under the light of the sanctuary lamp?