What is Advent?

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What is Advent?

Advent is the season of the church year when we prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate Christmas.

Advent has 4 weeks, and technically continues past Christmas on December 25, when we celebrate Jesus birth, and to Epiphany (the visit of the wise men) on January 6.What is Advent?|The Holy Mess

The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word for “coming”. We reflect on Jesus’ coming at Christmas and also prepare for when Jesus comes again on the Last Day.

Why celebrate Advent?

The two words I think of most when I consider Advent are “come” and “prepare”.

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