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Some different interpretations of what the candles represent here.
1 posted on 12/04/2008 10:07:13 PM PST by Salvation
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Advent Reflections for 2008

History and Symbolism of the Advent Wreath

Rediscovering Advent in the (St.) Nick of Time
Catholic Traditions for Advent and Christmas
Mary's Gift of Self Points the Way, "The Blessed Mother and Advent", Part 1 of 4
The Perfect Faith of the Blessed Virgin "The Blessed Mother and Advent", Part 2 of 4
Theotokos sums up all that Mary is: "The Blessed Mother and Advent", Part 3 of 4

Reclaiming the Mystery of Advent, Part One: The Meaning of Advent
Renewing the Mystery of Advent, Part Two: The Witness of John the Baptist
Why “Gaudete?”, Part Three (Third Sunday of Advent)
Sunday before Nativity
Holy Mary and the Death of Sin - "The Blessed Mother and Advent", Part 4 of 4

Catholic Liturgy - Rose-Colored Vestments on Gaudete Sunday
Advent through Christmas -- 2007
Immaculate Conception Novena -- starts November 30th [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Advent 2007 -- Day by Day
Making Advent a Reality (the seasons are out of whack)

The Advent Workshop -- lots of information and activities
Jesse Trees (genealogy of Jesus activity for families)
Advent Wreath & Candles (Prayers for the Family)
Advent Overview
Reclaiming the Mystery of Advent, Part One: The Meaning of Advent

Celebrating Christ’s Advent [Archbishop Raymond Burke]
Praying through Advent -- 2006
The Paradox of Advent
Experience the Joy of Advent
Advent: the Reason for the Season

The Advent Wreath
Advent Activity - The Jesse Tree
That incredible shrinking Advent-Christmas season (Christmas should start, not end, Dec. 25)
Advent Thoughts: Some of the Church Fathers on the Divinity of Christ
The Relationship Between Advent and the Change in the Seasons (Dom Guéranger)

2 posted on 12/04/2008 10:11:25 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Hello, friends.

We like to make the Advet wreath part of every meal. We found a great solution to having the advent wreath take up so much space at our kitchen table. With this in mind, we bought an inexpensive (and one that blends with all styles) chandelier that is electric, but also has 5 spots for normal taper candles. We buy a wreath and then make one cut so we can slip it around the chain that hangs the light from the ceiling. Voila! An advent wreath. We put a white candle in the 5th spot. Then we are easily able to light the candles each night and sing "Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel" instead of saying grace.

Another idea we used for many years was to put the wreath at the center of the table and place Joseph & Mary figurines with an empty crib in the center of the wreath. It helped the kids put it all together.

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3 posted on 12/05/2008 3:08:17 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Salvation
A Church Advent wreath made from a 19th Century buggy wheel:


4 posted on 12/05/2008 6:26:57 AM PST by lightman (BHO: I'd rather defy than deify.)
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To: Salvation

mark


5 posted on 12/05/2008 7:00:42 AM PST by Jaded
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