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Matthew F. Sheehan is pleased to offer a large selection of candle and electric sanctuary lamps. We carry a variety of styles including single lamps and votive stands for devotional candles. Our beautiful electric sanctuary lights provide a gentle glow with no maintenance, while our votive styles offer a traditional beauty with a gentle light. Our sanctuary lamp globes and covers come in a variety of styles and designs for the perfect addition to any space. Shop now for the best selection of candle and electric sanctuary light goods at low prices.
A sanctuary lamp is a light, either a candle or an electric device that is constantly lit. The sanctuary lamp signifies the presence of God in the tabernacle that contains the Eucharist. The lamps are available in a variety of styles including altar top, wall-mounted, standing or hanging lamps. According to the Old Testament, God commanded that a lamp filled with the purest olive oil should always burn in the Tabernacle of the Testimony without the veil.
Many religions prescribe that at least one lamp should always be lit before the tabernacle for the purpose of worship. The lamp, in whatever form it takes, is used to remind the faithful of the constant presence of Christ and is viewed as a profession of their love and affection. The lamp is used to signify Christ, for He is the true light that enlightens every man.