|Me, Hard at work putting up our Christmas tree|
"The word "Advent" comes from the Latin, "Adventus", meaning "coming" or "coming in", and the "coming in" of Christ has been celebrated by man on many different levels, both spiritual and social since the first years of Christianity. The traditional Advent Wreath, like most Christmas and Advent customs, has been passed on from generation to generation. In the Advent Wreath's evergreen boughs we are reminded of the eternalness of God. In it's perfect circle, His all-encompassing love is symbolized. Each week, as we add the glow of one more candle, we meditate upon another facet of the life and role of our Lord. Candles, which are living flames, are symbolic of Christ, the Light of the World, Whose coming is nearer as the light of the candles is increased. The purple candles represent the royalty of Christ. The pink candle is the purple fading into the white candle, which represents Christ's birth and His purity.
Jesus said, "I Am the Light of the World...Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness." (John 8:12)"