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.


crazierinreallife said...

i love my advent wreath too. i love the symbolism but O also love spending this season eating dinner by candlelight every night

Chiara said...

beautiful entry

Tawnya said...

this is great stuff.
sounds like awesome memories. beautiful layout!

Marja said...

Lovely entry! The journaling is great, I learned something new :)

Latharia said...

Oh, I love all of the writing you did! Your joy for the season just shines right on through! I am so happy you're able to make time to do this journal!!

Birdie said...

That is such a sweet photo of Ingrid. Your journaling really is awesome!