Symbols and Meanings of Christmas: Advent Candles

Each day between December 1-25, we will look at one of the traditional symbols of Christmas, what these symbols mean and how they tell the Christmas story of our Savior’s birth.

The Meaning of Advent Candles

While Advent has historically been a Catholic event, more and more denominations are participating in the Advent ceremonies, which include lighting the Advent Candles. Advent is a time of expression and expectation, and this is symbolized, not only by the four-week period of preparation, but also by the lighting of an Advent Candle on each Sunday of the season. The flame of each new candle reminds us, the worshippers, that something is happening, and something more is still to come.

Why Advent Candles are arranged in a circle

The candles are arranged in a circle to remind us that God has no beginning or end. While the circular arrangement symbolizes the eternity of God, it also gives reference to the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life we find in Christ.

What do the colors of the Advent candles mean?

There is also symbolism in the colors of the candles. The three purple candles symbolize the coming of Christ from the royal line of David. He is coming as the King of kings as well as the Prince of Peace. The pink candle is to be lighted on the fourth Sunday of the Advent season. This candle represent joy. The large white candle in the center is known as the Christ candle, and points to Jesus at the Christ, the Light of the World.

Why are the Advent Candles lit in a progression?

A progression is noted in the lighting of the candles of the Advent wreath each Sunday. The candles on the Advent wreath symbolize hope, love, joy and peace. The candles are lit in that order. The culmination of the season comes as we light the Christ candle on Christmas Sunday, rejoicing that the promise of long ago has been fulfilled and look forward to the fulfillment of the promise of Christ’s 2nd coming.

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