It’s First Advent Sunday!!!

We lit our first Advent candle today …
IMG_6809 George, come and see!IMG_6820 Happy First Advent Sunday!IMG_6821May’s comment: Advent comes from the Latin word ‘adventus‘ – a time of waiting for the arrival of Christmas.

A candle is lit each subsequent week until the last Sunday before Christmas – when all four candles are lit.

According to some, each candle symbolises a virtue. The first candle symbolises expectation. The second is hope, the third joy and the fourth candle is purity. Some advent wreaths have five candles – the last one in the middle which is lit on the eve of Christmas or the morning of – a reminder that Jesus is the light of the world.

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