• on November 30, 2022

NPWC Observes Advent

Advent marks the start of preparing for the Nativity of Christ at Christmas; which is referred in the New Testament as the Second Coming of Christ. This year Advent runs from November 27 to December 24. It is a season of celebration and hope! During this time, you will see the Advent wreath, a circle which symbolizes the unending love of Christ and the eternal life offered through salvation. The wreath holds five candles. A candle is lit every Sunday – leading up to Christmas. The first candle symbolizes hope; and the anticipation of the coming Messiah. The second candle symbolizes – Love; which is the greatest virtue of all and encompasses Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth. The third candle symbolizes – joy; when we recall the joy the world felt at the birth of Jesus. The fourth candle symbolizes – peace; as we recall the message of the angels in Luke 2:14, “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” The fifth candle is white and it represents light and purity which is referred to as the “Christ candle,” it symbolizes Christ coming into the world. It is placed in the middle as a reminder of the preeminent place of Christ.

A season of celebration and hope!

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