Today, we light the 4th and final candle in the wreathe. But not the very last candle of Advent.
The season of Anticipation is just about to hit a high note as the lonely candle is lit. It’s apparently known as the angels‘ candle, symboliing the angelic proclamation of joy at Christ’s birth .
So what about that other candle I mentioned?
There’s one more candle we can add and light together after this Sunday. Yes, a fifth candle. Let me tell you about it.
You can place a final candle in the center of your wreath (they usually suggest that it be white). It is the “Christ Candle” and you can light it on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Just so you know, there are a variety of ways to celebrate advent and the tradition of the wreath. You may not celebrate the same way as your neighbor, but don’t let that throw you.
If you missed this tradition during the last few weeks, do this:
- Search for a green wreathe (green represents eternity)
- Locate three purple candles, one pink and one white, and
- You’re good to go for next year. (They’ll be on special after the holidays if you want to prepare now. 🙂
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost here! The culmination of everything we’ve been looking forward to— together. And I can tell you, it’s been very special to share my annual tradition with YOU.
So, here’s to what has been, is, and is to come.
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