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First Sunday of Advent - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
First Sunday of Advent
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trinalin From: trinalin Date: December 1st, 2003 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why is the third candle in the Advent wreath the pink one?

Well, I couldn't remember this myself, so I asked my dad, who knows these things. Here's what he had to say:

"The third candle does not have to be pink. The colors are really arbitrary depending on which church tradition is being followed. In the UMC book that we used to use, pink represented preparation, I think, but 4 purple candles would be appropriate. Purple is the liturgical color for Advent. It connotes reflection and repentance."

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