For those of you who will be lighting an Advent 'wreath' this weekend, especially with tapers... remember to start with the purple candle 'opposite' the pink one in order for the progression to the pink one for the third week to look accurate.
This also makes the candles burn down in successive order, which makes the visual impact of the wreath (which is the point of it) better match the progression of weeks in Advent, and therefore aid in better contemplation of the sense of time advancing. Hope that makes sense!
Happy first week of Advent and Happy Liturgical New Year!
O Come, O Come Emmanuel!
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