Advent

I did light my one candle last Sunday.

Advent
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An acolyte lighting Advent candles
Observed byChristians
TypeChristian, cultural
SignificancePreparation for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus
ObservancesChurch services, completing an Advent calendar and Advent wreath,[1] praying through a daily devotional,[1] erecting a Chrismon tree,[1] hanging of the greens,[1] lighting a Christingle,[2] gift giving, family and other social gatherings
BeginsFourth or (in the Ambrosian and Mozarabic Rites) sixth Sunday before Christmas
2017 date3 December
2018 date2 December
2019 date1 December
2020 date29 November
FrequencyAnnual
Related toChristmastideChristmas EveAnnunciationEpiphanyEpiphanytideBaptism of the LordNativity FastNativity of Jesus

Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning "coming". The term "Advent" is also used in Eastern Orthodoxy for the 40-day Nativity Fast, which has practices different from those in the West.[3]

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Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.

My 2 candles will be lit.

Lighting my 3 candles this weekend.

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas (sometimes known as Advent Sunday), the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (30 November), in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church, and in the Anglican,Lutheran, Moravian, ..

 

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