Advent - "the coming" - refers to the four-week season of preparation for the coming of Jesus on Christmas Day and the anticipation of His coming again. Advent begins the Sunday nearest November 30 and continues until December 24. Advent is a time to pray, a time to wait, and a time to hope.
The Advent wreath is the traditional centerpiece of the Christmas season. Many observe this holy season by lighting candles each of the four Sundays in Advent. Three of the candles are purple (or blue), reminding us to pray and serve others lovingly to help prepare the way for Jesus. The candle for the third Sunday of Advent is rose-colored. This color symbolizes our joy as the birth of Jesus draws near.
Simple yet endless possibilities. Artificial foliage surrounds a sturdy brass candle holder which holds 4 taper candles (sold separately).
Advent and Christmas Wisdom From G. K. Chesterton
Compiled by Thom Satterlee and Robert Moore-Jumonville As one of the few relatively recent Christian writers who are admired and quoted by Christians at all ends of the spectrum, G.K...
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen
The inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration....
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Padre Pio
Compiled by Anthony F. Chiffolo Saint Pio of Pietrelcina--probably best known as Padre Pio--knew with complete certainty that at all times his place was beside Jesus, whether it be Jesus...