Saturday, December 14, 2013

What is Advent?

You might have heard someone mention that it is the season of advent but do you know what that means? Advent is the 23-29 days preceding Christmas that begins the liturgical year. (starting four Sundays before the 25th) The word itself comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming."  Observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. While the practice has fallen out of favor in the Protestant church, but in a time of vast commercialization of Christmas it can serve as a valuable counterpoint to such secularization and remind of what the birth of the savior really means. 

The Lord looking over the nativity while anticipating it's conclusion.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow