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2nd Sunday

By Philip_H
Advent wreath taken in St Mary's church, Beverley, East Yorkshire.

The Advent wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The Advent Wreath is traditionally a Lutheran practice, albeit it has spread to many other Christian denominations. It is usually a horizontal evergreen wreath with four candles.

According to present usage, Advent is a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle (November 30) and embracing four Sundays. The first Sunday may be as early as November 27, and then Advent has twenty-eight days, or as late as December 3, giving the season only twenty-one days.

With Advent the ecclesiastical year begins in the Western churches.

The first Candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, shortly after November 30. It is called the Prophecy Candle.

The second candle, lit on the second Sunday of advent along with the first candle, is the Bethlehem candle.

The third candle, lit on the third Sunday of advent with the first two, is the Shepherds' candle.

The fourth candle, lit on the fourth Sunday of advent, is the Angel's candle.

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Tags: Advent Candles Beverley Four candles St marys church Flash and lighting Advent wreath Advent crown Prophecy candle Bethlehem candle Shepherds candle Angels candle

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 1:05PM
A wonderfully enlightening foreword, supported by this rather beautiful festive composition.

Regards and God Bless Nathan

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Dec 2012 1:27PM
A beautiful capture and presentation, Philip. Carol
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Dec 2012 1:32PM
A lovely view of your Advent Candles and again, thank you for your text explaining all!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 2:47PM
A beautiful advent wreath.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
9 Dec 2012 3:06PM
Super sharp, stands out well from the bg, and great colours.

Best Matt
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 3:19PM
Good shot and good narrative .
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
9 Dec 2012 4:23PM
Impressively composed and captured image. Enjoyed reading the info too.

9 Dec 2012 5:16PM
A very pretty image with beautiful light
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 8:25PM
A wonderful season image, nice one, Phillip.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
9 Dec 2012 9:39PM
Lovely image..".......

xwang 9 56 8
10 Dec 2012 5:29PM
That's really beautiful done.. love it.
Tibetan 5 3 England
11 Dec 2012 5:15PM
Love it a very appealing photo, and seasons greeting to you Phillip, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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