Two candles have been lit.
My religion is different, but I like your customs of lighting candles on Advent.
I am lighting some candles for you as well.
Don't forget to light 3 candles this coming Sunday.
Adding my 3 candles.
I am lighting 3 candles. I watched a very nice program about Christmas in Europe, and I can see where this custom comes from.
Three candles have been lit.
I did light my 3 candles
My three candles were also lit this past Sunday.
Lighting 4 candles this weekend
Adding my 4 candles to yours
Advent 2017 is here again. Light your candle this Sunday.
Thank you for the reminder. I did light my one candle.
Don't forget to light your 2 candles this Sunday
Lighting my 2 candles this Sunday
I am not a Christian, but I like your Advent lighting of candles.
I will set up the required candles as well.
I lit my 2 candles on Sunday
I will light 3 candles this coming Sunday.
I will remember to light 3 candles this Sunday.
I will light three candles as well to honour your Advent.
I did light my three candles and will light all four candles next Sunday.
Like Sue, I lit my 3 candles and will light all 4 this coming Sunday.
I am joining you in lighting 4 candles.
Advent 2018 is almost here, Sunday December 2nd. Don't forget to light your one candle, whoever celebrates this tradition.
I do not celebrate Advent, but I like this custom, so I will light one candle this Sunday as well.
I have my ONE candle ready to be lit this Sunday.
I did light my one candle last Sunday.
An acolyte lighting Advent candles
|Significance||Preparation for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus|
|Observances||Church services, completing an Advent calendar and Advent wreath, praying through a daily devotional, erecting a Chrismon tree, hanging of the greens, lighting a Christingle, gift giving, family and other social gatherings|
|Begins||Fourth or (in the Ambrosian and Mozarabic Rites) sixth Sunday before Christmas|
|2017 date||3 December|
|2018 date||2 December|
|2019 date||1 December|
|2020 date||29 November|
|Related to||Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Annunciation, Epiphany, Epiphanytide, Baptism of the Lord, Nativity Fast, Nativity of Jesus|
Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning "coming". The term "Advent" is also used in Eastern Orthodoxy for the 40-day Nativity Fast, which has practices different from those in the West.
Lighting my 2nd candle this Sunday.
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). 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.
My 2 candles will be lit.
Lighting my 2 candles today.
Advent is a really beautiful custom. I am happy that you keep it going.
Lighting my 3 candles this weekend.
Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas (sometimes known as Advent Sunday), the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (30 November), in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church, and in the Anglican,Lutheran, Moravian, ..
Lighting my 3 candles this Sunday.
Lighting my 4 candles this weekend.
Advent 2019 is here.
Light your candle this Sunday.
- On the First Sunday (Advent Sunday), they look forward to the Second Coming of Christ.
- On the Second Sunday, the Gospel reading recalls the preaching of John the Baptist, who came to "prepare the way of the Lord"; the other readings have associated themes.
- On the Third Sunday (Gaudete Sunday), the Gospel reading is again about John the Baptist, the other readings about the joy associated with the coming of the Saviour.
- On the Fourth Sunday, the Gospel reading is about the events involving Mary and Joseph that led directly to the birth of Jesus, while the other readings are related to these.
- The readings for the first Sunday in Advent relate to the Old Testament patriarchs who were Christ's ancestors, so some call the first Advent candle that of hope.
- The readings for the second Sunday concern Christ's birth in a manger and other prophecies, so the candle may be called that of Bethlehem, the way, or of the prophets.
- The third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday after the first word of the introit (Philippians 4:4), is celebrated with rose-coloured vestments similar to Laetare Sunday at the middle point of Lent. The readings relate to John the Baptist, and the rose candle may be called that of joy or of the shepherds. In the Episcopal Church USA, the collect "Stir up" (the first words of the collect) may be read during this week, although before the 1979 revision of the Book of Common Prayer it was sometimes read in the first Sunday of Advent. Even earlier, 'Stir-up Sunday' was once jocularly associated with the stirring of the Christmas mincement, begun before Advent. The phrase "stir up" occurs at the start of the collect for the last Sunday before Advent in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
- The readings for the fourth Sunday relate to the annunciation of Christ's birth, so the candle may be known as the Angel's candle. The Magnificat or Song of Mary may be featured.
- Where an Advent wreath includes a fifth candle, it is known as the Christ candle and is lit during the Christmas Eve service.
I like your customs of celebrating Advent.
Enjoy your first candle.
I did remember to light my one candle.
I also remembered to light one candle.