On the fourth week of Advent, we light the final purple candle which represents love to mark the final week of prayer and penance as we wait for the birth of our Savior. This final candle, the “Angel’s Candle,” symbolizes peace. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”
Christmas Advent, Week Four: LOVE
Christmas Advent, Week Three: JOY
The third candle is pink and symbolizes joy. It is called the “Shepard’s Candle,” and is pink because rose is a liturgical color for joy. The third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday and is meant to remind us of the joy that the world experienced at the birth of Jesus, as well as the joy that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent.
Christmas Advent, Week Two: Peace
The second candle, also purple, represents peace. It is called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
Christmas Advent, Week One: HOPE
Watch as Troy discusses the importance of the Advent and the HOPE we have for health, power and eternity.