"teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
As I post this entry, all RC Christians are starting to celebrate the month of Advent which usually begins a month before the Christmas Day. The word Advent is actually comes from the Latin word “adventus” for "coming" or “arrival”. Advent always contains four Sundays, and continuing until December 24. It blends together a penitential spirit where we the sinners go for confession, and very similar to Lent. Advent has been considered the beginning of the Church year. This does not mean that Advent is the most important time of the year. Easter has always had this honor. Moreover, the traditional color of Advent is purple or violet which symbolizes the penitential spirit. Religious traditions associated with Advent express all these themes. InAdvent, we thank God for Christ's first coming, prepare for his final coming at the end of time,and celebrate Christ's presence among us today through the Spirit. God loved us and wanted to share that love. During the month, the carolers will carol from door to door and sing the Christmas hymns and will be last on the Christmas Eve, and finally Candle Lights is held as the climax of “preaching the good news".
Rejoice! Happy Advent everyone!