What does the 3rd Sunday of Advent mean?
Historically the pink or rose candle is called the Gaudete candle, from the Latin word meaning “rejoice.” The third Sunday of Advent is also known by some Christians as Gaudete Sunday. … It is an important reminder in the Advent season of preparation, of the joy that is ours in knowing the power of love in our lives
Gaudete (English: /ˈɡaʊdeɪteɪ/ GOW-day-tay, Ecclesiastical Latin: [ɡau̯ˈdete]; “rejoice [ye]” in Latin) is a sacred Christmas carol, thought to have been composed in the 16th century.
Joy / Rejoice:
Philippians 4:4-5 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”