The green advent candle represents the shepherds. Usually, two types of advent wreaths are done. One is with the three purple candles and one pink candle with a white candle in the center. The other one has one gold, white, green, and red or purple candle. The gold represents prophecy. The white represents angles. The green represents shepherds and the red represents the wise men. There's a white candle in the center which represents Jesus.
The second Advent Candle means peace.
The first purple candle means: waitingThe second purple candle means: hopeThe third purple candle means: joyThe pink candle means: peace.Catholic AnswerThe candles, and the Advent wreath itself, are NOT part of the liturgy officially, and are a common folk custom from northern Europe. The four candles were put on the wreath to signify the four Sundays of Advent. Three violet candles and one rose candle - for the color of the four Advent Sundays (purple and pink are NOT liturgical colors in the Catholic Church). The candles themselves have no meaning outside of what some have given them, they are not officially part of the church's liturgy and thus have no official meaning. Some people put a white candle in the middle to stand for Christmas, but this is wildly inappropriate as, thought not official, it is an ADVENT wreath, and Advent ends on the afternoon of Christmas eve.
the first candle of advent means preperation
Actually, though the purple and pink candles are more common, there is a tradition that celebrates the advent season with gold, green, white, purple, and red candles. I'm not sure where this variation of the advent wreath originated, but I have seen it practiced in Baptist churches. In sequence the gold candle is for the prophets, the while candle is for the angels, the green candle is for the shepherds, the purple (sometimes a blue candle may be used) candle is for the magi, and the red candle is for the Savior.
There is no fifth candle on an Advent wreath. An Advent wreath contains four candles, one for each Sunday of Advent. If there is a fifth candle in it, it stands for Christmas, but then it is no longer an Advent wreath.
the color of the third candle of advent is pink or rose.
The third candle on the Advent wreath is for joy. It is lit on what is known as Gaudete Sunday, and that means joy.
The second candle of advent symbolizes prayer, penance and peace.
The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition during the Christmas season. Preceding Christmas Day, a candle in the wreath is lit for each week of the Advent, a total of four. The first candle means hope, the second candle signifies preparation to receive God. The third candle is the candle of joy and the fourth candle is the candle of love. The fifth candle, usually lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas, signifies Christ.
the lighted candle in advent stands for Jesus being the light of the world
The candle is lit one by one to represent the 4 days of advent.