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A wreath of evergreen foliage in which four red candles are set, one to be lit on each Sunday of Advent.
- ‘Light the hope candle on the Advent wreath, then the peace candle, briefly reminding the children what they mean.’
- ‘Last year, in a book on Swedish customs, we found instructions for making an evergreen Advent wreath.’
- ‘Light all the candles on the Advent wreath, naming the candles aloud: hope, peace, joy, and love.’
- ‘The evergreens of the Advent wreath filled our dining room with the smell of the mountains-an untamed place where anything could happen.’
- ‘We say prayers as we light the Advent wreath, read from Scripture, and discuss the meaning and importance of the Incarnation.’
- ‘During the month ahead, we are suggesting that you make a spiritual preparation for Christmas: the ritual of lighting candles on the Advent wreath helps us to do this.’
- ‘It was our quality time where we would make crafts like homemade candles, Advent wreaths, and of course the annual Easter eggs and Christmas tree decorations.’
- ‘I will never forget being part of a community where during the lighting of the Advent wreath, the children were asked the question ‘Who are you?’’
- ‘When I was a child, our nightly family Advent ritual included singing ‘O come, O come Emmanuel,’ lighting the Advent wreath and praying this collect.’
- ‘Hence the lone pink candle that has hung on in some Advent wreaths.’
- ‘The snow was falling lightly over a scene that could have sprung from a figurinist's fingertips - the house with its weathered path, candled Advent wreath, tendrils of frost creeping down its walls like sugar over gingerbread.’
- ‘I walked Main Street from end to end, but could find no source to replenish the violet- and rose-colored candles for our Advent wreath.’
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