What do Catholics say when lighting Advent candles?
BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we light the candles of this wreath. May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation. May he come quickly and not delay. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Why is 1 pink and 3 purple?
Three candles are purple and one is rose or pink. The first candle represents hope. The second candle peace. The pink candle, generally lit on the third Sunday of Advent, represents joy.
What is Advent Catholic prayer?
Leader: We gather around our wreath to begin the celebration of Advent. Let us ask our Father in heaven to fill our hearts with grace. Heavenly Father, we look forward to the celebration of Christmas and to the coming of the Lord in glory. Bless this Advent wreath and all of us.
What are the 4 themes of Advent Catholic?
The four traditional advent themes for the four advent Sundays are:
- God’s people -The Candle of Hope. Hope is like a light shining in a dark place. …
- The old testament prophets – The Candle of Peace. …
- John the Baptist – The Candle of Love. …
- Mary the mother of Jesus – The Candle of Joy.
What is on the paschal candle?
The Paschal candle is also known as the Easter candle in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a very large candle which is decorated with important Christian symbols. These include the letters alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, which symbolise the belief that God is eternal.