Let God into your life every day this Advent – Clara Mapley (DRS)

Advent Candles
The Advent candles have their own special significance. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, and one candle is lit each Sunday. Three of the candles are purple because the color violet is a liturgical color that signifies a time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice. 

The first candle, which we lit on Sunday, symbolizes hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. It represents the hope we feel as we remember that Jesus is coming.

Advent by year 6 students.




Left to right:  Selamawit , Sophia, Lolah, Yvaine

Let God into your life every day this Advent
Advent is the period preceding the Christmas season. It begins on the Sunday nearest November 30, the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle, and covers four Sundays. Because the day it begins changes from year to year, so does the length of each Advent season. This year, Advent begins on November 29. 

The word advent, from Latin, means “the coming.” For centuries, Advent has been a time of spiritual reflection as well as cheer and anticipation. This short video clip might help you to focus on what Advent is really all about.    

Advent in 2 Minutes