|Advent Wreath with 3 purple candles and one rose colored...the White is Christmas Day|
Purple During Advent?
The change in color provides us with encouragement to continue our spiritual preparation—especially prayer and fasting—for Christmas.
The History of the Advent Wreath
|A typical German Adventskranz, or Advent wreath.|
Even these evergreens have a traditional meaning
of the crown of thorns,
of how the cross was made of holly.
the immortality of the soul,
the wreath of evergreens depicts the immortality
of our soul and the new, everlasting life
promised to us through Christ,
the eternal Word of the Father,
who entered our world
becoming true man and who
was victorious over sin and death
through His own passion, death, and resurrection.
the four weeks of Advent.
pour forth Thy blessing upon this wreath,
and grant that we who use it may prepare
our hearts for the coming of Christ and
we beg thee,
to be rescued from
of our sins
one purple candle.
the purple candle
from the first week plus
one more purple candle.