Kilburn prepares for Advent Decorating the Church and learning how to make an Advent Wreath
Kilburn Prepares for Advent.
Kilburn parish went to great effort last weekend to prepare the parish church for the beautiful season of Advent, as we get ready for Christmas and prepare a way for the Lord.
The Kilburn parish confirmation group were also busy at work. They designed their own beautiful advent wreathes to take home and place in a prominent location. This is a great way to remind us to prepare for Jesus’ birth each week during Advent.
See some lovely photos of their hard work and beautiful advent creations below!
About the Advent Wreath:
The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolises the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar.
Usually an evergreen wreath (representing everlasting life) with four candles, it sometimes has a fifth white candle at the centre. Three of the candles are purple – symbolising penitence, this colour is also used during Lent. The second candle is a rose colour, a liturgical colour used only on two Sundays throughout the year. The candles symbolise the coming of Light of into the world with the birth of Jesus – who is the Light of the World.
Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, we light the first candle. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Many Advent wreaths include a fifth, Christ candle which is lit at Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The custom originated in family settings but has also become widespread in public worship.
The Advent Wreath can be a way to involve even very little children in learning about Christian preparation – not only for celebrating Our Lord’s birth, but to make our hearts truly ready to receive Him.
Kilburn Prepares for Advent
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