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Hope (purple candle), Faith (purple candle), Joy (pink candle), and Peace (purple candle).

It's what I was always taught in CCD and in school.

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The purple candle in the advent wreath represents hope and expectation for the coming of Christ. It is typically lit on the first Sunday of Advent to mark the beginning of the season of awaiting the birth of Jesus.

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Q: What DOES THE PURPLE CANDLE in the advent wreath mean?
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