Advent season concludes on Christmas with the birth of Jesus.

Lighting the last Advent candle

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 20, 2020 — Sandy Mulligan of Aurora, head elder at Aurora Advent Christian Church, lights the peace (Angels) candle, fourth of four Advent-season candles, on Sunday, Dec. 20.

Advent includes the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Fourth-Sunday scripture readings announce Christ’s birth. The white candle in the middle of the wreath, the Christ candle, is lit on Christmas eve.

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Fourth Advent candle
The fourth Advent candle is lit at First Presbyterian Church – Aurora by the Nate Landers family on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Photo screen-grab of FPC website)
Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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