Advent wreath

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: A merry Advent . Please confirm when the Advent wreath is dismantled and the crib.

Blessings for Christmas 


A: A blessed season to you.

Both the wreath and the crib are devotional items, so they don’t carry liturgical rules for setup and takedown. But customarily the wreath is in place from the First Sunday of Advent through the morning of December 24, and the crib from the evening of December 24 until the end of Christmas Time on the Baptism of the Lord.

That said, some churches have a custom of keeping the wreath into Christmas and lighting a white Christ candle in the middle. It’s not part of my traditions, but I’ve seen it.