Sunday, December 11, 2011

What is Gaudete Sunday?

Gaudete Sunday is the third sunday in Advent. While not universally observed in The Episcopal Church in the USA, it is commonly observed across the Anglican Communion. Here is some information about  Gaudete Sunday  from Wikipedia. The day takes its common name from the Latin word Gaudete ("Rejoice"), the first word of the introit of this day's Mass: Gaudete in Domino simper: 

Briefly, in parishes with Advent wreaths, there is rose/pink candle among the 4 candles  of the wreath. The other 3 purple candles represent the penitential nature of Advent while the rose candle represents the theme of  the day.........


  1. Thanks for the explanation. We weren't aware of this.

  2. Hi Jan and kitties! Yep. Advent and Gaudete Sunday have been around for centuries. Hope you enjoyed the paw-tay!

  3. Merry Chrissymous and fanks fur splainin bout Gaudette Sunday.

    Da Katie Katz Gang.