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  • Writer's picturePatty West

2nd Sun of advent

The Advent Wreath holds four candles which are lit, one at a time, on each of the four Sundays of the Advent season. Each candle represents 1,000 years. Together, the four candles symbolize the 4,000 years that the world waited for the Savior; from Adam and Eve to Jesus, whose birth was foretold in the Old Testament. Violet is a liturgical color that is used to signify a time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice and is used during Advent and Lent. Advent, also called "little Lent," is the season where we spiritually wait in our "darkness" with hopeful expectation for our promised redemption, just as the whole world did before Christ's birth, and just as the whole world does now as we eagerly await his promised return. (Catholic Company).

The 2nd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the "Bethlehem Candle" reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

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