Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Advent Past

A tradition at Linderhof
has always been the advent wreath

Four candles
To be lit on each of the Sundays before Christmas

The First Candle

Is the
Prophesy Candle

The Second Candle

Is the
Bethlehem Candle

The third candle

Is the
Shepherd's Candle

And the fourth candle 

Is The
Angel's Candle

The Advent Wreath has always been part of our holidays
both at home and at church.

We always used white candles
As did the church
But years ago, the church changed to pink and purple candles.

The Shepherd's Candle is the pink one, while the other Sundays 
are the purple ones.

If there is a candle in the middle
That is the
Christ Candle
and it is lit on Christmas Eve

It's a grand tradition
as you light the candles
and say a prayer.

It makes you remember what the season is truly about.

Our Advent Wreath has been placed on the breakfast room table
We're ready to start the holiday season.
By lighting that first candle on Sunday.

And even though the candles are only lit on Sunday,
since the Advent Wreath is the centerpiece of the breakfast room table, 
it is a constant reminder of what the season is about.

It's Sunday and I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.     Of Christmases Past.      


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A simple yet meaningful advent wreath. Our church uses four purple candles with a white one in the centre for Christmas Eve.

Pat said...

I was so filled with JOY when I awoke to realize that today is the beginning of Advent!!! I adore the lighting of the Advent Candle during Worship each week with a different family!!!
Today, as we exited the Church, the Youth were doing the Traditional Hanging of the Greens!!!
O come, O come, Emmanuel. . .

The Tablescaper said...

I love the tradition of an advent wreath.Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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