Q: When a church is dedicated, candles are lighted near the places where the walls were anointed. If these candles are fixed in the walls, on what other occasions should they be lighted? The anniversary of the dedication? Every day throughout the year?
A: I see no norms pertaining to the lighting of the dedication candles. During the dedication, they are lit at the time that the altar candles are lighted because of the “festive” nature of the celebration. The most logical use for these is that they are lighted for festive celebrations to enhance the lights on the altar.
I see nothing in conjunction with the anniversary of the dedication, but logically it’s a good occasion to light them. Nor do I see anything about lighting them every day. I think the local church can make these decisions.