As the title of the season means….we are waiting…………..
Sunday 30th November is the first Sunday in Advent running through until Christmas Eve…….prepare, watch, believe……
The word “advent” comes from the Latin “adventus” meaning “arrival” or “coming,” particularly of something having great importance.
It also means the beginning of a new Church year for the lectionary, which this year is Year A
Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of the Lord, Jesus Christ. During this time, Christians observe a season of prayer, fasting and repentance, followed by anticipation, hope and joy.
Many Christians celebrate Advent not only by thanking God for Christ’s first coming to Earth as a baby, but also for his presence among us today through the Holy Spirit, and in preparation and anticipation of his final coming at the end of time.
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