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MORE ABOUT THE SEASON OF ADVENT
What is Advent season?
Advent is the season before Christmas. In many branches of Christianity, Advent consists of the period starting four Sundays before Christmas.
Among Christians, Advent is typically considered a season of preparation for the celebration of Christmas that also commemorates the coming of Jesus. The word Advent can also refer to the coming of Jesus into the world (it can also refer to what’s known as Jesus’s Second Coming).
Religious rituals for Advent include the lighting of candles on an Advent wreath and the decoration of Jesse trees.
Although Christmas is widely celebrated in both religious and secular (nonreligious) ways, Advent is primarily a religious observance. However, Advent calendars are a popular way of marking the days until Christmas even for those who do not celebrate it in religious ways.
The similar season observed in anticipation of Easter is known as Lent.
When is Advent?
In many branches of Christianity, Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. In 2023, Advent starts on December 3. In 2024, it starts on December 1.
More information and context on Advent
In general, the word advent means “a coming” or “an arrival.” It comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “arrival” or “approach.” This general sense is often used in the context of the beginning or approach of seasons, as in the advent of spring.
In the early Christian church, Advent is thought to have been a season of fasting and repentance to prepare for the feast of the Epiphany. Eventually, Advent began to be associated with the Second Coming of Jesus, and later it became associated with the feast of the birth of Jesus.
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How is Advent discussed in real life?
Advent is primarily a religious observance, but it is sometimes used as the name for the season preceding Christmas by those who celebrate in nonreligious ways, especially in the context of Advent calendars.
Today we began the Season of Advent at All Saints Episcopal Church, Brookline. My favorite Liturgical Season. A time of creeping darkness and the waiting for the Light.
— josephine Shields (@beauharnais) November 14, 2021
Putting our new grand piano to good use, students from the Wednesday afternoon music club have been practising a beautiful Christmas themed piece, as we approach the holy season of Advent. 🎹🎄⭐️🎼 pic.twitter.com/V8wDijnG0s
— Santa Sophia Catholic College (@SantaSophiaCC) November 15, 2021
I don't celebrate Easter during Lent and I don't celebrate Christmas during Advent…but I feel like I'm alone in this. Who's with me?
— Fr. Paul Keller, CMF (@keller_cmf) November 13, 2021
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How to use advent in a sentence
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The advent of state-backed digital currencies is also fraught with geopolitical significance.Mastercard launches digital currency kit for central banks|Jeff|September 9, 2020|Fortune
In 45 states, the advent of September means it’s time to focus on the general election.Today’s Elections In Massachusetts Are Another Big Test For The Progressive Movement|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 1, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It’s clear stock splits have fallen out of favor in recent years, especially with the advent of fractional shares—a practice that has become increasingly common and popular on trading apps like Robinhood.Stock splits: Everything investors need to know in light of Apple’s and Tesla’s moves|Anne Sraders|August 31, 2020|Fortune
Though some fear that the advent of self-driving trucks could put thousands of people out of a job, proponents of the technology make the opposite argument, citing a shortage of drivers that’s causing truckers to be overworked.Waymo Just Started Testing Its Driverless Trucks in Texas|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would venture to say that Advent is something America needs right now, religious or not.
They told me that Advent was all about waiting and hoping – that they were indeed a community of waiting and hoping.
Then came the horrors of World War I, with the advent of tanks and airplanes and poison gas.How Clausewitz Invented Modern War|James A. Warren|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The writer A. Lezhnev said, “I view the incident with Shostakovich as the advent of the same ‘order’ that burns books in Germany.”When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth|Brian Moynahan|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But his eyes and ears were alert, and he was the first to hear the advent of a large body of horses along the main road.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
These gorgeous tea-cups were never used but on high-days and holidays, or on the advent of any particular visitors.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
It was not indispensable to the human race during the thousands (I say millions) of years before its advent.
One would think, to read the Christian apologists, that before the advent of Christianity the world had neither virtue nor wisdom.
The social position of the Chinese permitted to remain in the Islands has changed since the American advent.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
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Cultural definitions for advent
The coming of Jesus, either in the Incarnation of biblical times or in the Second Coming at the end of the world. Also, a time observed in many Christian churches in December to prepare for Christmas.