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  2. What Is Advent? Meaning, Origin, and How It's Celebrated - Learn...

    Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Celebrating Advent typically involves a season of prayer, fasting, and repentance, followed by anticipation, hope, and joy.

  3. Advent - Wikipedia

    Advent is a season observed in most Christian denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity.

  4. Advent, (from Latin adventus, “coming”), in the Christian church calendar, the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas and also of preparation for the Second Coming of Christ. In Western churches, Advent begins on the Sunday nearest to November 30 ( St. Andrew ’s Day) and is the beginning of the liturgical year.

  5. What is Advent? A Guide for the 2022 Holiday Season -...

    Advent is the season of reflective preparation for the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the expected return of Christ in the Second Coming. Be prepared for Advent 2022 by knowing this year's holiday dates and Bible readings. Also, learn more about Advent's history, practices, and symbolism.

  6. Advent Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

    1. : the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting. 2. a. : the coming of Christ at the Incarnation (see incarnation sense 3b (1)) b. : second coming. 3. not capitalized : a coming into being or use.

  7. What is Advent? | USCCB

    Advent has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ's Second Coming at the end of time.

  8. Meaning of Advent - Traditions and Celebrations Explained -...

    Advent candles shine brightly in the midst of darkness, symbolizing and reminding us that Jesus came as Light into our dark world. The candles are often set in a circular Advent wreath. In...

  9. 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.

  10. Advent Readings for 2022 - Scripture for Lighting Wreath -...

    Advent Wreath Candle Lighting Readings for 2022 Twinkling lights and candles everywhere remind us that Jesus is the light of the world that came to dispel the darkness. That theme of light is...

  11. What is Advent? |

    Advent is the season of the year leading up to Christmas. It is observed with various traditions and rituals by Catholics and other liturgical groups such as Lutherans, Anglicans, and Methodists. In recent years, Advent celebrations of one type or another have been added to many evangelical services as well.