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Why are there four candles on an advent wreath?

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Each candle represents a Sunday in Advent

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The standard Advent Wreath has four candles and many churches and homes have them during Advent.


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


there are four candles on the wreath three purple and one pink


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 Advent wreath has four candles, one for each Sunday of the season, three of which are violet, and one is rose.



The colors of the advent wreath candles are purple and pink.


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


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.


there are five candles in an advent wreath, each one of them representing the five sundays of advent


Candles are placed on an Advent wreath and are lit sequentially to count down the four weeks of Advent which immediately precede Christmas.


The Advent Wreath was originally a Lutheran tradition which marks the four weeks of Advent. Made of evergreen branches layed horizontally, is had four candles representing the weeks. We use the Advent Wreath today but it is refered to as a Christmas wreath.


Four candles, three purple, one pink.


The Advent wreath is not an official part of the liturgy, it is just a decoration. As such, it has no "official" meaning; the candles on the wreath just stand for the four Sundays of Advent, any other meanings are added by particular individuals.


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


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An Advent wreath is a circle, usually composed of pine branches, with four candles. They represent the four Sundays of Advent. The branches are because the people who invented them liked evergreen branches.


All candles are sacramentals used in the Church's liturgy. The candles particular to Advent would be the candles on the Advent wreath, and these stand for the four Sundays in Advent, which is focused on penance and preparation for the coming of the Lord, both in His Nativity and in His Second Coming.


They do it among others in Germany and Denmark


The candles on the Advent wreath represent the coming of the light of Christ. The three purple candles represent hope, love, and peace.


Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas. My church has an "advent wreath" with five candles (one for each of the Sundays of advent and one for Christmas eve).


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


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The Advent Wreath candles are lit one each on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, the season of Advent. There are three purple & one pink. 1st Sunday in Advent light purple, 2nd Sunday in Advent light purple, 3rd Sunday in Advent light Pink, 4th Sunday in Advent light Purple (all 4 candles are now lit). These candles represent Faith, Hope, Joy & Love.


The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition symbolizing the passage of the four weeks of Advent. The circle of the wreath symbolizes the eternal cycle of seasons. The evergreen and lighted candles stand for the persistence of life during winter.



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