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the first candle of advent means preperation

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All candles are sacramentals used in the Church's liturgy. The candles particular to Advent would be the candles on the Advent wreath, and these stand for the four Sundays in Advent, which is focused on penance and preparation for the coming of the Lord, both in His Nativity and in His Second Coming.


The colors of candles in Advent are purple and pink


There are four candles on the outside of the Advent wreath. There is one pink candle and three purple candles.


The colors of the advent wreath candles are purple and pink.


there are five candles in an advent wreath, each one of them representing the five sundays of advent


The Advent wreath is not an official part of the liturgy, it is just a decoration. As such, it has no "official" meaning; the candles on the wreath just stand for the four Sundays of Advent, any other meanings are added by particular individuals.


The standard Advent Wreath has four candles and many churches and homes have them during Advent.


The candles on the Advent wreath represent the coming of the light of Christ. The three purple candles represent hope, love, and peace.


the candles meanwaiting,expectationpreparation


The Advent Wreath is composed of three purple candles and one rose candle.


Candles are placed on an Advent wreath and are lit sequentially to count down the four weeks of Advent which immediately precede Christmas.


advent wreath advent candles


the candles are lit on advent because they all represent something when they are lit. the word advent comes from Latin which means to come. also the candles are all lit as advent is leading towards Christmas and we are celebrating the birth of lord Jesus


* There are five candles (one for every Sunday in December). * Four candles (3 purple,1pink)


there are four candles on the wreath three purple and one pink


The Advent Wreath candles are lit one each on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, the season of Advent. There are three purple & one pink. 1st Sunday in Advent light purple, 2nd Sunday in Advent light purple, 3rd Sunday in Advent light Pink, 4th Sunday in Advent light Purple (all 4 candles are now lit). These candles represent Faith, Hope, Joy & Love.


You mean, "What colors are the Advent candles?" First Sunday in Advent, purple Second Sunday in Advent, purple Third Sunday in Advent, pink (or purple) Fourth Sunday in Advent, purple Some now use blue candles for all four Sundays in Advent. For more information do a web search on liturgical colors.


Actually, there are three violet candles on an Advent wreath, not purple. The violet candles stand for the violet called for in the liturgy for those Sundays, the third Sunday of Advent calls for Rose vestments, so the candle for that week is rose.


The purple candles symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time of advent.


The Advent wreath has four candles, one for each Sunday of the season, three of which are violet, and one is rose.


An advent wreath normally contains four candles, three violet for penance, and one rose candle for joy, that is for the third Sunday of Advent.


there are four candles in the advent wreath 3 violets and 1 pink candle the pink candle is lighten in the 3rd week there are four candles in the advent wreath 3 violets and 1 pink candle the pink candle is lighten in the 3rd week


Each candle represents a Sunday in Advent


None, the Advent candles symbolize the four weeks of Advent.


The wreath has purple and pink candles around the outside. It has a white candle in the middle.



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