My mom and I went to church this morning and I was enthralled to see our Parish’s altar draped in violet. These embellishments reminded me of that one occasion celebrated in the church in line with the coming Christmas season: Advent.
The season of Advent, in Christendom, “is a four-week period of active waiting and preparation for the coming of the Lord.” For the first two weeks, it focuses on GOD’s glorious arrival on Judgment Day. The next two weeks, on the other hand, focus on the birth of Jesus Christ. The first Sunday in this period is called “Advent Sunday,” which marks the actual start of Advent. It is exactly four Sundays just before Christmas. It is also the point on which the Christian ecclesiastical year begins. Currently, our new cycle is Year C. So… happy new yea… HAPPY NEW ECCLESIASTICAL YEAR!!! MARANATHA!!!