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Advent Candles

December 2nd, 2013 | Church Glossary, Church Supplies | 0 Comments

Advent candles usually consist of Four candles for each Sunday of advent  that are lit in a church to mark the lead up to Advent and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. These candles often lit  in an Advent Wreath or Advent Frame.

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Altar candles

December 2nd, 2013 | Church Glossary, Church Supplies | 0 Comments

Definition of Altar Candles

From Wikipedia
Altar candles are candles set on or near altars for religious ceremonies. Various denominations have regulations or traditions regarding the number and type of candles used, and when they are lit or extinguished during the services.

Altar candles may sit directly on the altar or be placed in tall stands to the side of or behind the altar. For safety, altar candles are secured in some type of candle holder which may be simple or elaborate. To prevent wax from dripping, candles are often topped by a “candle follower”, a short tube made of brass, glass or some other non-flammable material.

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Sanctuary Lights or Lamps

November 21st, 2013 | Church Glossary | 0 Comments

Sanctuary lights or lamps  also know as tabernacles and found in the sanctum or area near the altar, occasionally set in the wall or hanging from the ceiling.

Sanctuary Lamps form Clive AdieOxford Dictionary Definition

Sanctuary Lamp

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.
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