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What is the meaning of the Advent Wreath?

Nov 16, 2010 By Pam Carton

Since circles have no beginning and no end, the circular shape of the Advent Wreath is used to symbolize God the Father and eternal life. The wreath holds four candles which are lit over the four weeks of Advent. There are three violet (purple) candles and one rose candle, each representing 1,000 years. Added together, the four[...]

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The Feast of the Assumption

Aug 16, 2010 By Pam Carton

August 15th marks the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This is the day the church recognizes both the passing of Mary and her assumption into heaven.  This is also referred to as the “Dormition of the Virgin Mary”, as seen in this Russian icon.  The icon depicts the story of Mary requesting the Apostles prese[...]