Cokesbury is your one-stop destination for Advent supplies for your church or family. Cokesbury has an extensive selection of Advent candles to light the season's traditions in the home as well as candlelight services in sanctuaries and churches around the world. Select from a variety of Advent candles for church & home-usage.
Advent encompasses the four Sundays and weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation for our hearts and minds for the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.
Advent candles have special significance. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, and one candle is lit each Sunday. Three of the candles are purple because the color violet is a liturgical color that signifies a time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice.
The first candle, which is purple, symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophecy Candle.” It represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.
The second candle, also purple, represents faith and is called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
The third candle is pink, symbolizes joy, and is called the “Shepard’s Candle.” It 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.
On the fourth week of Advent, the final purple (or blue) candle is lit, the “Angel’s Candle" to mark the final week of prayer and penance as we wait for the birth of our Savior.
Some Advent wreaths include a fifth white candle signifying "Christ" which is lit at Christmas.
Christ candles are a symbol that Christ is present whenever two or more people are gathered. These candles are traditionally burned during Advent.
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Cokesbury is your one-stop destination for Advent supplies for your church or family. You can find banners for your sanctuary as well as church-wide studies, small group studies, or family studies. Cokesbury has books for personal devotional time and seasonal bulletins and stationery. Shop our selection of paraments, wreaths, candles, stands, and banners to help your decorations reflect the joy you’re celebrating.
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