The Advent Wreath

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Advent wreath, which hangs at the front of the church with its five candles, symbolizes the coming of Christ. Sample texts that can accompany the lighting of the candles are printed ealier in this chapter.

In the past two decades, the ancient custom of the Advent wreath has enjoyed an immense recovery throughout the world as a symbol that does for Advent what the manger scene and the Christmas tree do for Christmas.

While the specific origins of the Advent wreath are not known, we do...


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