The Advent Log

November 28, 2006 by  
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The Advent Log is a tradition similar to that of the Advent wreath, as explained by Rebecca from A Gypsy Caravan. She describes it as a Catholic tradition, but it’s also mentioned on Lutheran and Methodist sites. Here’s an excerpt:

Ours is a birch log, approximately 4 feet in length. It contains a candle hole for each day of Advent, plus one for the Christmas holy day itself. Traditionally, families use purple and pink candles for the Advent log, similar to the candle coloring of Advent wreaths.

Alice from Cottage Blessings was inspired by Rebecca’s account, and provides a photo essay of the creation of her family’s own Advent Log (even the drilling!).

  • Hopewell United Methodist Church

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