The Meaning of the Advent Wreath

┬áThe Advent Wreath’s Meaning

One of the most popular Christian symbols used in churches and family homes to celebrate the meaning of Advent is the Advent wreath. The Catholic Advent wreath has four candles (three purple and one rose) evenly spaced along a circle of evergreen branches. Each component of the Advent wreath has special meaning for Christians who use it as a part of their preparation for Christmas.

Advent Wreath Meaning:

  • Circle
  • Evergreen Leaves
  • Candles
  • 4 Candles
  • 3 Purple Candles of Advent
  • One Rose (Pink) Candle of Advent

Teachers/Catechists: Get the lesson plan and worksheet to accompany this video in The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack.