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Advent week 1: The first candle that is lit symbolizes Hope. This candle assures us that we can have hope that God will fulfill the prophecies declared in the Old Testament about Jesus. Hope doesn’t disappoint us (Romans 5:5).
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Advent week 2: The second candle that is lit symbolizes Peace. One of the hallmarks of the Christmas story is when the angels appear to the shepherds and proclaim, “Peace on earth,” in Luke 2:14.
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Advent week 3: The third candle that is lit symbolizes Joy. You might notice that unlike other weeks, the candle is also pink in color! This candle reflects the joy that comes through Jesus’ arrival, and through the salvation he has gifted us.
The Third Sunday in Advent is also known as Gaudete Sunday because the introit for the mass begins “Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete” meaning “Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say rejoice.”
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Advent week 4: The fourth candle that is lit symbolizes Love. Love is the greatest of all the virtues on the Advent wreath and encompasses Jesus’ entire purpose for being on earth (1 Corinthians 13:13). When Jesus came to this earth, He brought a special kind of love. This love is unselfish, compassionate, unconditional. He loves us just as we are. Our condition is irrelevant to His love. It is a love that picks us up just where we are in life and carries us further than we could ever go on our own.
“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).
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