Tombstone Tuesday-Lamp Symbol

A lamp inscribed on a tombstone symbolizes immortality of the spirit and resurrection. It may also symbolize wisdom, faithfulness, and holiness.

Lamp, Catholic Cemetery, Celina, Ohio

Lamp, Catholic Cemetery, Celina, Ohio

A lamp creates light and its purpose is to bring light to darkness. A lamp and light are mentioned a number of times in the Bible and here are just a few:

For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness. (2 Samuel 22:29)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.  (Psalm 119:105)

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light…(Proverbs 6:23)

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. (Proverbs 20:27)

For it is you who light my lamp; The Lord my God lightens my darkness. (Psalm 18:28)

Lamp, Baltic Cemetery, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)



  1. Why not add the Chatt ME church? Some pitched battles with the Chatt bar!

    1. I am not aware of those battles. You will have to enlighten me!

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