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Advent Candle Lighting
Sunday, November 29, 2020
The Lighting of the Advent Candles
This Sunday was a very special day for Norfield Congregational Church as families joined in the lighting of Advent Candles.
The Meaning of the Advent Wreath
Each of the Advent Candles (three are purple and one is pink) represents one week during the season of Advent. A white candle is placed in the center of the wreath. The lighting of candles, spanning the season, acknowledges the deepening of our preparation and the increasing light that bursts forth at Christmas. The purple candles note the season's expectations of royalty, liberation, redemption, and hope.
On the Third Sunday of Advent, a pink candle is lit as a day of joy and rejoicing. Finally, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the center white candle is lit: the wait is over. The light of Christ is fully present. Jesus is born!