altar lanterns


Lanterns used to protect the altar-candles and lamp if they cannot be kept lighted, and to accompany the Blessed Sacrament when It is transferred from one altar to another, or taken to the sick as Viaticum.

MLA Citation

  • “altar lanterns”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2010. Web. 21 June 2021. <>