What do the candles on the advent wreath symbolize?

Answer For many Christians, Advent marks the anticipation of Christmas and the advent (or arrival) of Jesus' birth. The anticipation starts four Sundays before Christmas and follows until Christmas and, f... Read More »

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What do Lutherans believe that the Advent candles in the Advent wreath mean or represent?

During the four weeks leading up to Christmas, Lutherans celebrate Advent. Part of the tradition is to have an Advent wreath with four candles arranged around the circle and one candle in the middl... Read More »

What is the meaning of candles on an advent wreath?

Advent wreaths come from the Lutheran tradition, and more specifically from eastern Germany. The never-ending shape of the wreath represents the everlasting presence of God and his mercy. Even the ... Read More »

What is the meaning of the Advent wreath and candles?

An Advent wreath is composed of evergreen branches with four candles placed surrounding the wreath and one candle placed in the center of the wreath. Churches and parishioners display Advent wreath... Read More »

What is the advent wreath?

The Advent wreath is a tradition of Advent, the Christian season that precedes Christmas. The use of the wreath dates back to the Middle Ages, according to design of the Ad... Read More »