The Third Candle

Posted December 12, 2016 12:43 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

The Third Candle

Joy. That is what is represented by the third candle, with its distinctive rose colour. The other purple candles recall the penitential aspect of the Advent season; as we wait for the fulfilment of the Lord’s promise to return, we ready ourselves by repentance of heart and conversion of life. The rose colour of the third candle is an invitation to rejoice as we call to mind that the Lord whom we await is with us now, very near, in the power of his love. Because the Lord is near, we rejoice!So, where’s the joy? It doesn’t seem to come

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