San Pietro Altar Sanctuary Light Holder is hand-crafted using the design features reminiscent of Old World cathedral architectural elements. This Altar Sanctuary Light Holder is a must have for your church or chapel. Inside candle is not included. Lux Domini 9″ Sanctuary Candles sold separately.
Christian churches often have at least one Sanctuary Light 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 honor the presence of Christ.” The sanctuary lamp, also called a chancel lamp, is placed before the tabernacle or aumbry in Roman Catholic churches as a sign that the Lord is present.