Fourth Sunday of Advent

Advent (from the Latin. adventus — coming) — Advent time, the period of fasting, which are confined numerous rituals and customs. Advent — the fast and the expectations of Christmas.

Fourth Sunday of Advent

On this day, the first three lit candles and combined with the latest — Angelic Candle. It is the last in the glory of the coming of the Savior with all the angels to take all true believers to heaven with him.

It is believed that the Advent wreath appeared in Germany. Usually it is made of spruce branches that hold the wire in a circle. On the wreath set four red candle — a symbol of the four weeks of Advent, every Sunday lit by one of them. As a result, in the last — on the fourth Sunday of Advent fir wreath will be brightly lit all the candles, heralding the imminent onset of the holiday.

However, in many countries, for example, in America, there is no tradition of lighting candles, there's just stick fir wreath on the door of the house.