Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Advent Observances at the Monastery: Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath, which by its nature is circular in form, reminds us that God’s love is endless, having no beginning or end. The greenery is again a sign of hope, renewal and new life, especially at a time of year when everything seems to be dead and decaying. The four candles, a new one lit each week, marking the four Sundays of Advent, are a visible reminders that as the darkness of the world (literally) descends upon us, that darkness cannot overcome the light which Christ brought into the world through His incarnation.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment