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Each candle represent one of the four Sundays before Easter where Jesus rises. It is kind of like a count-down. The third candle is pinkish because it is the colour to show the anticipation of Easter.

(Advent is Christmas lent is Easter DAH!
1. Candle of Hope -purple

2. Candle of Preparation -purple

3. Candle of Joy -purple

4. Candle of Love -pink

5. Christ Candle (located in the center of the wreath)

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