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The Advent Wreath

Where did the tradition of the Advent wreath come from? Actually the origins are uncertain. However there is evidence of the use of wreaths with lit candles by pre-Christian Germanic people, during cold and dark December days, as a sign of hope that Spring would come. As Christians have done throughout the centuries, they saw the popularity of the candle-lit wreath and repurposed it for the church. Sometime during the Middle Ages they began to use it as a part of the spiritual preparation for Christmas.  Read more

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