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The Liturgical Season Of Advent

Advent

Advent: Happy New Liturgical Year

December 2 -  December 23, 2017

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”.

Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used to refer to the Second Coming of Christ. For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (30 November).

The usual liturgical colour in Western Christianity for Advent is either violet or blue.

Readings

Advent
Year A
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
First Sunday of Advent
December 1, 2019
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44
Second Sunday of Advent
December 8, 2019
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12
Third Sunday of Advent
December 15, 2019
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10
or
Luke 1:46b-55
James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 22, 2019
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

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