Friday, 2 December 2011

Minster Advent Crown

I visited York Minster earlier this week and the advent crown is in place beneath the Crossing and Central Tower. To the left is the cathedral organ, and top right you can see some of the roof bosses of the South Transept.


  1. I have never heard of an Advent crown.

  2. Traditionally it is a circle of evergreen branches plus 5 candles. A candle is lit for each of the 4 Sundays in Advent, and the last candle lit on Christmas day.
    A variation on this theme will be familiar to generations of British children who watched a TV program called Blue Peter. Each year the presenters made an Advent crown from 2 wire coat hangers covered in flame-proof tinsel.


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