This year celebrate the coming of Our King with a live, evergreen Advent wreath for your entire family to enjoy as we enter into this beautiful spiritual journey.
Advent is marked by a spirit of preparation and longing for the birth of the Christ child who came to bring peace and righteousness over His people and His creation.
Evergreen Wreath - new and everlasting life brought through Jesus the Christ, and beginning of the Church year, a Christian tradition dating back to the Middle Ages.
Circle of the Wreath - God’s eternal mercy Four Candles - period of anticipation during the four Sundays of Advent symbolizing the four centuries of waiting between the period of the prophet Malachi and the birth of Christ Light of Candles - Jesus is the light of the world that came into the darkness to bring newness, life and hope.
We are reminded of our call to reflect the light of God to others as "a light for the nations" (Isaiah 42:6).
First Candle - Candle of expectation Three remaining Candles - Love, Joy and Peace - theological virtues gifted through Christ.
Purple represents penitence and fasting and the color of royalty for the Advent of Christ the King.
The third candle, for the Third Sunday of Advent, is Pink, and symbolizes Joy at the soon Advent of the Christ.
Traditionally, a white center candle, called the Christ candle, is lit on Christmas and reminds us that the Incarnation gives light to the world.
We wait in joyful hope as we celebrate with gladness the promise of Advent: O Come, O Come Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel!