Thursday, December 6, 2007
Journal Your Christmas, Day 5
Today's topic, advent. As a little girl I had an advent calendar and loved opening the little doors to see the surprise inside. As an adult, the surprise is inside of me all year long.
Advent is a very special time
In the church year. It is the
Preparation and anticipation
of the birth of Jesus
In the Catholic faith we have
a wreath that has three purple
and one pink candle surrounding
a white candle that is in the center.
The purple Candles symbolize faithful
expectation, and the pink candle
joy and hope.
On the First Sunday a purple candle
is Lit. On successive Sundays, the
second purple candle is lit, and Then
the pink and lastly the Third violet.
This is meant to represent God’s eternity.
On Christmas Eve we light the center
candle, or the Christ candle to represent
our Savior’s birth.
I love this time of year, because it reminds
me of when I was a little girl filled with
such hope. Ingrid shares this same joy,
and has made her own advent wreath to
celebrate this time of wonder.