The Advent Wreath

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1ST CANDLE, which is purple, symbolizes Hope. In the weeks of Advent, we remember and prepare for the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His coming was to us like a light shining in the darkness. He came so we could have life, and have it to the fullest.

2ND CANDLE is purple and represents Peace. “For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”

In Christ, God provided for us a new and living way to obtain peace. Peace between neighbors, peace between kindred, peace between person and person, in the love of the King of life. The peace of Christ above all peace.

3RD CANDLE is pink and symbolizes Joy. He is our source of joy because He has set us free, anointed us, too, with the Spirit of God, and commissioned us together with Him to bring the joyful news of healing and freedom to ALL peoples.  

 

We rejoice today For the oil of joy has been freely given to us through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

4TH CANDLE is purple and represents Love.  God's love was hidden from people for a very long time, but now that INCREDIBLE LOVE has shown like light through the dark, making itself known to all:

In the flames of these candles, we envision the love of God that surrounds us and fills us at all times.

5TH CANDLE - The white candle is placed in the middle of the wreath and lit on  Christmas Eve. This candle is called the “Christ Candle” and represents the life of Christ. The color white is for purity—because Christ is our sinless, pure Savior.