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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.

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The white candle in the center of the wreath is the 5th candle - that is lit on Christmas or Christmas eve at Mass.Roman Catholic AnswerTechnically the Advent wreath doesn't have a fifth candle. A fifth candle is making into something other than an Advent wreath. Advent has four weeks, and there is a candle for each week. The Advent wreath should be taken down before the Christmas midnight Mass begins. I think the "fifth candle" is some modern invention that makes no sense.


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.


Each candle on an Advent wreath represents one of the Sundays of Advent. A candle is lighted at the beginning of Mass on that Sunday. An Advent wreath in the home is lite for whatever reason that person has an Advent wreath. They are not an official liturgical thing.



An Advent wreath is a symbol of the four weeks of Advent passing. You light a candle each week on Sunday and the fifth candle is lit on Christmas Day. The candles represent the spiritual preparation to celebrate the birth of Jesus.


Each candle represents a Sunday in Advent


The candle is lit one by one to represent the 4 days of advent.


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


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


The white candle represents the birth of Christ.


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


The traditional Advent wreath has 4 candles, each representing 1000 years that the Jews awaited the birth of the Messiah for a total of 4000 years. Three candles are violet and one is rose colored, representing the half way mark of Advent. Some have added a fifth candle, the Christmas Candle, which is white.



Usually, the Advent Wreath is removed on Christmas Eve in preparation for midnight Mass and replaced by a Nativity and/or tree. However, some parishes choose to leave the wreath up throughout the Christmas Season and add a fifth candle, a while one, to the middle of the wreath called the Christmas Candle. It is up to the discretion and tradition of each parish.


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


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.


The 3rd candle is pink because it symbolizes that advent is halfway over.Another answerThe pink candle on the Advent wreath is reserved for the third Sunday - the midpoint of the Advent season - and the color represents rejoicing.


Yes, because the white candle symbolizes Jesus


I assume this is the pink candle on the advent wreath. The pink candle is lit on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. It represents joyful hope and joyful waiting for the coming of Jesus.


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 white candle that is sometimes used in an Advent Wreath is the Christmas or Christ candle and it lit at the Masses starting with Christmas midnight Mass. Most Catholic Churches use only the 4 violet and rose candles during Advent and the wreath is removed from the church when Christmas decorations are put up on Christmas Eve.


The first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent. Each succeeding Sunday an additional candle is lit until all four are lit on the forth Sunday of Advent.


A violet candle is lit on each of the first two Sundays of Advent, the pink candle on the third Sunday, the last violet candle on the fourth Sunday, and the white one on Christmas.


There is one ROSE candle on the Advent wreath, it symbolizes the third Sunday of Advent, which stands for joy in anticipation of Christmas. Rose rather looks like pink, if you don't know liturgical colors.




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