It is hard to believe that Advent is already upon us! I always remember Advent as a very special time growing up. It was one of the few parts of the liturgical year that we celebrated outside of Christmas and Easter. As a child, I recall looking forward to praying around the family Advent wreath, and taking part in the same observance at church. Advent always had a certain “mystery” about it, and as I got older, I yearned for this sort of mystery year-round, not just during Advent and Christmas. May everyone’s Advent be meaningful and full of hope, as we liturgically prepare for the first birth of Christ, and await his second coming in glory.
I would like to remind our readers that we have quite a few Advent resources on our sister site, ChurchYear.Net that you may find helpful: