Saint Peter's Episcopal Church . 121 Church St. Phoenixville, PA 19460 . (610) 933-2195
Father Sam

“Advent Candles.” A message from Fr. Sam.

A good and blessed Advent morning to you and your loved ones,

The candles we light during Advent are,

  1.   The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophet’s Candle.” The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival.
  2.   The second candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David.
  3. The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too. In liturgy, the color rose signifies joy.
  4.  The fourth candle represents peace and is called the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace—He came to bring people closer to God and to each other again.

Continue to strengthen your home altars by praying together as a family and sharing the word of God. This practice will produce strong individuals.

Please find a link to our 4th Sunday of Advent Eucharist . I look forward to you joining our Live streamed service on our website starting at 9:15am with Prelude and service at 9:30am follow this link:

http://saintpeterschurch.net/

Sincerely,
Fr. Samuel K. Ndungu