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Sunday, December 16, 2018
Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent)
According to Wiki, on this third Sunday of Advent, "In churches that have an Advent wreath, the rose colored candle is lit in addition to two of the violet (or blue) colored candles, which represent the first two Sundays of Advent. Despite the otherwise somber readings of the season of Advent, which has as a secondary theme the need for penitence, the readings on the third Sunday emphasize the joyous anticipation of the Lord’s coming.”
In honor of this, I lit the rose-colored candle within the Advent wreath that I have in my home (as seen above). I've written about Gaudete Sunday in bygone years and if you'd like to reference the post, please click here.