Sanctuaries of Eternal Lights

The entire practice and service of a Sanctuary of Eternal Lights is in the lighting of candles. According to lay member Alex Brite of the Westminster Sanctuary, “Perfection of worship is achieved when heart, body, and mind are united in the worship. For this reason, we simplify, simplify, simplify. We simplify until there is no point in ill feeling, in deviation of action, or in deviant thinking. Even a child can do it.” Each congregant of the Sanctuary places a long-burning beeswax candle at the altar, lights it, and is responsible for replacing it when it burns out. All current Sanctuaries of Eternal Lights are constructed of stone and need no other source of heating.