Fourth Sunday of Advent

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2022 Date18 December 2022
2023 Date24 December 2023
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent History

The Fourth Sunday of Advent celebrates the last day of Advent before Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. For some Christian denominations, this period is also a celebration of the possible return of Christ via his Second Coming.

A tradition in many churches is to light one of four Advent Candles for each week of Advent. The candle for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is purple. It symbolizes peace. The Fourth Sunday of Advent is typically observed with prayer and penance in preparation for Christmas.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Facts & Quotes

  • The Fourth Sunday of Advent relates to the birth of Christ. As such, the candle for the Fourth Sunday is known as the Angel's candle.
  • The theme for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is peace. In an account by Evangelist Luke, upon the announcement of the birth of Christ, an angel said Peace on Earth, Good will toward men.
  • The Advent wreath is believed to have been used as early as the 16th century. German theologian and pastor Johann Hinrich Wichern is credited with the modern practice of lighting candles as part of the wreath.

Fourth Sunday of Advent Top Events and Things to Do

  • Pray and rejoice in peace. The Fourth Sunday represents peace. Peace can be reached despite trouble or conflict through God's love.
  • Listen to a liturgical podcast. Here is one suggestion: Fourth Sunday of Advent.
  • Attend an event or Mass in celebration of Advent. Be sure to abide by CDC guidelines and social distance.

Fourth Sunday of Advent References and Related Sites

www.mercyhome.org: Purpose of Advent Wreath and Candles
Fourth Sunday of Advent Facts

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