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The Season of Advent

posted 24 Nov 2016, 19:24 by Michelle Virgona
The first Sunday of Advent sees the commencement of the new liturgical year. Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation of the coming of Christ into the world that is celebrated in the Nativity at Christmas.

The two great feasts of Christianity – the Nativity and Easter – are each preceded by a period of preparation: Advent and Lent. The emphasis of these seasons is on the mental and spiritual preparation to fully enter into one of the great mysteries of faith. In the way. Advent is a time to remember the many and varied ways that God continues to be present in the world.