Convents Roman Catholic Church Sanctuary Antique Bronze Lamp Lampada God-lamp
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Convents Roman Catholic Church Sanctuary Antique Bronze Lamp Lampada God-lamp:
Christian churches often have at least one lamp continually burning before the tabernacle, not only as an ornament of the altar, but for the purpose of worship. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal in the Catholic Church, for instance, states (in 316): "In accordance with traditional custom, near the tabernacle a special lamp, fueled by oil or wax, should be kept alight to indicate and honour the presence of Christ." The sanctuary lamp is placed before the tabernacle or aumbry in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, and Anglican churches as a sign that the Blessed Sacrament is reserved or stored. It is also used in Lutheran churches to represent the presence of God. The sanctuary lamp may also be seen in Eastern Orthodox Churches. Other Christian denominations burn the lamp to show that the light of Christ always burns in a sin-darkened world.
This is a beautiful piece, sent in from one of the convents we work with and it’s in wonderful antique condition.
hanging length is approximately 18 inches, and it weighs approximately 12 ounces; please all the pictures next to the ruler.
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