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What are you supposed to do during Advent?

Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. Some people fast (don’t eat anything) during advent to help them concentrate on preparing to celebrate Jesus’s coming.

Which week of Advent is the pink candle?

Gaudete Sunday
One of the candles surrounding the Christ Candle in the Advent wreath is rose coloured for Gaudete Sunday, the beginning of the third week in Advent.
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Which week of Advent has a different colored candle on the wreath?

Rose is the liturgical color for the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday (from the Latin word meaning “rejoice ye”, the first word of the introit of this Sunday); it is a pause in the penitential spirit of Advent. As such, the third candle, representing joy, is often a different color from the other three.

What is the meaning of Advent candle colors?

The three Advent candle colors—purple, pink, and white—symbolically represent the spiritual preparation that believers undergo to prepare their hearts for the birth (or coming) of the Lord, Jesus Christ.Shahrivar 17, 1399 AP

What does the third candle of Advent symbolizes?

The third candle which is pink or rose, represents Gaudette Sunday and the joy that the birth of Christ brought to the world. Traditionally, on Gaudette Sunday one takes a break from Advent fasting to experience the joy of the day.

Which two colors are most often used in liturgical churches to represent Advent?

Advent and Lent are periods of preparation and repentance and are represented by the colour purple. The feasts of Christmas Day and Christmastide, Epiphany Sunday, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Transfiguration Sunday, Easter Season, Trinity Sunday, and Christ the King Sunday are represented by white.

What is the symbol of Advent?

Advent wreath

What is the main theme of Advent?

Many Christians like to associate each week of Advent – and hence each candle in the Advent wreath – with a particular theme. A common set of themes is Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love, so you might hear about the “hope candle,” the “peace candle,” and so on.Azar 7, 1395 AP