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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.

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Why do you have advent wreaths?

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.

Do you light the white candle on an advent wreath on Christmas Day?

Yes, because the white candle symbolizes Jesus

Does it matter if you light the rose candle at Advent and call it love?

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.

When do they light the pink candle in Church?

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.

When is each candle lit in the advent wreath?

The first of the four candles - usually, sometimes there's a fifth "Christ candle" - is lit on the first Sunday of advent which can fall on any day between 27th November and 3ird December. On the next Sunday of advent the second candle is lit in addition to the first; so there would be two candles lit on the second Sunday.By the third Sunday the third candle is lit, with of course, the other two candles of the past couple of weeks. The third Sunday of advent is often quite soon before Christmas day itself, when the fourth and last candle is finally lit, amongst the rest.

What is a simble of advent?

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What does the light of the Advent wreath candles remind us of?

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

Why is one candle different?

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

What candle sequence is lite on the Menorah fifth day?

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When are the four candles in an Advent Wreath lit?

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.

What does the second advent candle mean?

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