The Season of Advent

Advent Colors: One of the season’s symbolic colors is blue, representing hope. During Advent, we wait in hope to celebrate again God’s coming in human form, and we look forward in hope to Christ’s coming in glory at the end of the age. Purple symbolizes the royalty of Jesus, the coming Prince of Peace, of the penitence with which we receive him. Some congregations also use pink or white candles in the Advent wreath, with pink symbolizing joy and white symbolizing the Christ Child.
Each year we prepare for the coming Christmas . We go about decorating our homes, setting up Christmas trees and buying presents. We look forward to spending time with family and friends. We also prepare in the Church as well. We have the hanging of the greens-where we decorate our church, we have a Christmas worship– where we sing praises to God for the Birth of Jesus Christ and we come together on Christmas eve-where we celebrate the birth of Christ with communion and also realize that Jesus is “the light of the world.” This year as we prepare for Christmas we will also have the lighting an Advent wreath. We will light a candle each week for the next four Sundays to prepare our hearts for Christmas. The meaning of the Advent Wreath Ceremony: The Wreath, as circle , expresses God’s eternity. The evergreen symbolizes God’s unchangeableness. The lights reminds us that we are to be the light of the world, just as Jesus was the light. The purple candle symbolizes the royalty of Jesus Christ who is the King of Kings, and Lords of Lords.

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