The Moravian star is hung at Advent through the Christmas season to remind us of the Divine Star.
The Christmas Eve candlelight service uses candles that have been decorated in the same way for over 250 years. In Saxony, Germany, Bishop DeWatteville first tied red ribbons on the children’s candles to help the children remember the blood-red flame of love that Jesus had lit in their hearts. The emphasis in the service is on the love of Jesus, and the candles are made of beeswax to show the purity of Christ. “Morning Star” was written in 1657 and is always sung at the service, with the congregation joining in antiphonally; it is considered quite an honor for children to be chosen to sing the solo parts.