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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.
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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.


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.


the lighted candle in advent stands for Jesus being the light of the world


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.


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.


Yes, because the white candle symbolizes Jesus


The second Advent Candle means peace.


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.


the color of the third candle of advent is pink or rose.


The second candle of advent symbolizes prayer, penance and peace.


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


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


The third Advent Candle? or the big Tall Candle? the tall candle is the Easter candle signifying the resurrection of christ. the Advent Candle, I think the third Sunday of Advent is a specific sunday. so the pink may signify that, but I'm not sur. Me neither! I love School! <3


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.


Each candle represents something different. The first purple candle is for hope, the second for love. The pink candle is lit 3rd and represents joy. Finally, we light the final purple candle, which is for peace. On Christmas day we typically light the centre white candle, which is the Christ Candle.


The light of Jesus gradually leading us out of darkness, one candle at a time. On Christmas the center white candle is lit symbolizing the full light of Christ


The white candle represents Christ - the Christmas candle.


Australians Celebrate advent by lighting a candle...?



None, the Advent candles symbolize the four weeks of Advent.


The whit candle stands for jesus christ


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.


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


You first light the shamash, or helper candle, then light the others with it.2 1 3 4 5 6|| | | | | || | | | | || | | | | || | | | | |- | - - - -- | - - - --- | - - - ------------------------------------------------------------|


Each candle represents a Sunday in Advent



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