The second candle of advent symbolizes prayer, penance and peace.
The candle is lit one by one to represent the 4 days of advent.
The purple is lit second.
Peace or preparation, I've checked everywhere and got those two answers.
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.
They all symbolise different things: Here are the five candles and their symbolism: ; First Candle : Color: Purple Theme: Hope First Sunday in Advent ; Second Candle : Color: Purple Theme: Love Second Sunday in Advent ; Third Candle : Color: Purple or pink Theme: Joy Third Sunday in Advent ; Fourth Candle : Color: Purple Theme: Peace Fourth Sunday in Advent ; Optional Center Candle : Color: White Theme: Christmas Christmas Day
it is the symbol of Christmas day.
Matter to whom? The four candles on an Advent wreath are there to represent the four Sundays of Advent, the third candle, which is the Rose candle, represents the third Sunday of Advent, which is Gaudete Sunday, meaning "rejoice". You may call it whatever you wish, but, officially, they just represent the First Sunday of Advent, the Second Sunday of Advent, etc.
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.