Third Sunday of Advent

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AKA NameGaudete Sunday
2020 DateDecember 13, 2020
2021 DateDecember 12, 2021
Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent History

Advent is a 4 week period where Christians prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus (Christmas) and for some Christian denominations the possible return of Jesus via his Second Coming. The Third Sunday of Advent is otherwise known as "Gaudete Sunday". Gaudete means Rejoice in latin. This is due to the origin of Gaudete Sunday, which is taken from the bible verse (Philippians 4:4): Rejoice in the Lord always; again i say, rejoice. Indeed the Lord is near.

This day is represented by the third of 4 Advent Candles. This candle is typically pink to singify joy, unlike the other candles which are typically violet to represent a more subdued mood.

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