On Sunday November 30,we begin the Church season of Advent. Our liturgical color will be purple shading to blue. Purple symbolizes the penitential part of preparing for the Incarnation of Our Lord. Blue is in honor of our Lord's Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before each service we will light the Advent candle for that Sunday. We will have an Advent wreath at Saint Alban. On the Advent wreath there are places for five candles, three purple, one pink and one white. The first two purple candles are the candles of Peace and Hope. The third purple candle is the candle of Faith. The white one is lit on Christmas Eve and is called the Christ candle. The pink candle is lit on the third Sunday of Advent, and is the called the "gaudete" candle, for the Latin word for "Rejoice" It signifies Joy. Traditionally it has marked a lightening of the penitence and fasting that accompanied Advent.
I invite you to join us at Saint Alban, at noon on Sundays as we prepare for the coming of our Lord. I wish you a blessed Advent, and a blessed Thanksgiving Day- may yours be filled with the joy of sharing with family and friends.
Saint Alban Episcopal Mission
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