Advent Wreath With Candle Meanings
The 1st Sunday of Advent symbolizes Hope with the “Prophet’s Candle” (purple) reminding us that Jesus is coming.
The 2nd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle” (purple) reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
The 3rd Sunday of Advent symbolizes Joy with the “Shepherd’s Candle” (pink) reminding us of the Joy the world experienced at the coming birth of Jesus.
The 4th Sunday of Advent symbolizes Peace with the “Angel’s Candle” (purple) reminding us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”
Some Advent wreaths also include a 5th “Christ” candle (white), symbolizing purity, that is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas day.