Advent (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The historic starting point of the Christian year is the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Christian "Pascha," or Passover. However, for most Christians, the Christian seasons begin with Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ's coming.

The season of Advent (from Latin adventus,"coming") begins four Sundays before Christmas in Western churches and is considered the beginning of the ecclesiastical year. The season was not observed before the sixth...


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