Sunday, December 16, 2007

Liturgical Yard Art: Advent 3

This week, observers may notice a slight modification.

The candle flames now enjoy the protection of clear 16-oz. party cups, secured by clear packing tape. We are always learning.

(It rained this week. The candles threw a breaker. All is well.)

Also, we are glad to report that the cups aren't as visible from the sidewalk as they are in this photograph.

For those of you wondering, "Why didn't they light the pink candle on the third week?" this site offers explanations of various Advent wreath practices, including: "With the shift to blue for Advent in most non-Catholic churches, there is also a tendency to move pink to the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It still remains associated with Joy, but is increasingly used as the climax of the Advent Season on the last Sunday before Christmas."

The Alpha, as further justification, wishes this blog to transmit the following message: "So there. Nerts to everyone else."


Rowan The Dog said...

I am glad to hear about the guadete thing because I inadvertently started lighting my candles in the wrong order this year. I've been worried about it since Advent 1. I'll just continue on around the wreath thinking I'm doing the right thing... but, it's still kind of fishy isn't it?
Rowan's guardian

SpookyRach said...

Amen, Alpha! You go, man!