Advent Candles - the most beautiful and spiritual way to countdown Christmas Day. Advent candles are widely used by people of all ages, beliefs, and religions to celebrate the birth of Christ, often referred to as the light of the world as we know it.
Advent candles are also a spiritual way to countdown to Christmas day by lighting one candle each week, before welcoming 'the light' in our hearts, churches and homes.
Advent means "coming" in Latin.
The word often refers to the coming of Christ. The Advent season can be traced back to the early Christians, and was later adopted by other churches.
Advent is celebrated over the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Advent candles, pink, purple, white and red if you choose to use them all, are lit to symbolise the coming of Christ.
What colour are the advent candles?
Each of these colours used in the advent candles symbolises a different meaning.
The purple candle is the main candle that symbolises the season, and is often used to celebrate Christ’s birth. Purple is also associated with royalty and power, a time of prayer, repentance, and fasting. The purple candles represent Hope, Love and Peace. They are usually used as the first, second and fourth Sunday candles.
The pink candle represents joy and triumph, which many people associate with the birth of Christ, often referred to as "the light of the world"". Because he brought hope to humanity after centuries of suffering under Roman rule.
Red represents the blood of Christ and the sacrifice he made for us. The red candle is often used to celebrate the birth of Christ, who sacrificed his life for us.
White is a symbol of purity and light. It is often used to represent the birth of Christ, and all he brought to the world.
In what order are advent candles lit?
The order of the four or five candles:
- PRAYERFULNESS (Lighted on the first Sunday before Advent)
- GOOD WILL TO ALL MANKIND (Lighted on the third Sunday before Advent)
- JOY OF THE LORD (Lighted on the fourth Sunday before Advent)
- PEACE (Lighted on the second Sunday before Advent)
- THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
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What shape is the advent wreath?
The circular shape of the wreath represents God's eternity, unending love and undying faith in mankind.
The wreath is a symbol of the eternal life that Jesus Christ offers us, and of how he will never leave us or forsake us.
The white candles often represent Christ's purity, as well as his birth into a sinful world. In addition, the candles are also a symbol of Jesus' light and guidance, both in his life and in ours. Sometimes people will use ribbon to decorate the wreath and candles. This is because the ribbon represents Jesus' love for us, as well as his sacrifice on the cross.
The white ribbon is also a symbol of Christ's purity, as well as how he will never leave us or forsake us. Other times, people use flowers to decorate their Advent wreaths, which represent the beauty and joy associated with Christmas.
The red ribbon is often used as a sign of Christ’s blood sacrifice, which he made for us on the cross. It represents our faith in him and the love we have for him.
What type of advent wreath stand can I buy?
The best wreath stands are those with a wide base, so they don’t tip over easily. They should also be made of a material that won’t rust or corrode, such as metal.
Wrought iron candle stands are also a good choice, as they are durable and heavy enough to hold your wreath. If you have a large advent wreath, consider getting a stand with wheels, so you can move it from room to room if needed.
You can also buy additional candles for your advent wreaths at any time during the season. A table top wreath stand that can be placed on a table or countertop and is made of metal. The stand has pegs that hold the candles in place.
Hayes & Finch offers high-quality UK-made church supplies
Hayes & Finch advent candles are produced from the finest blend of waxes to guarantee smoothness, cleanliness and long burning.
These candles are over-dipped in a finishing wax to give their seasonal colours. The candles are available in various sizes and are supplied with or without holders.
We have been making advent candles for over 130 years and have been supplying churches and homes across the UK for many years. We are proud to offer our customers a wide range of sizes, colours and styles. Our Advent Candles are available in various sizes, from 3 inches up to 10 inches.
Our Advent wreaths are made of high-quality materials and designed to last for many years. We have various styles and sizes that can be used in any church or other type of religious ceremony.
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