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Advent - An Introduction and Explanation

As I write this article before Thanksgiving, I am already reminded that Christmas is right around the corner. Television commercials for Black Friday shopping deals and Christmas decorations in stores remind us that Christmas is indeed coming.

Where Does Advent Come From?

In the church year, we celebrate and commemorate the season known as Advent; a time of reflection on Jesus’ birth and anticipating His second coming. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming.” This is a key term in the New Testament which was always used to refer to the second coming of Christ,…

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