Definitions

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  • proper noun Christianity The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
  • proper noun Christianity The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas.

Etymologies

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See advent

Examples

  • At the mass of the first Sunday of Advent, our priest reminded us that Advent is a season of penance, not partying, that in Advent we are called to penance, to prepare our hearts for the Lord, and charity to others.

    A Strange Thing

  • At the mass of the first Sunday of Advent, our priest reminded us that Advent is a season of penance, not partying, that in Advent we are called to penance, to prepare our hearts for the Lord, and charity to others.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • And so Advent is a time when we prepare our house -- our hearts -- for the birth of Christ.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • And so Advent is a time when we prepare our house -- our hearts -- for the birth of Christ.

    Advent Thoughts on Housekeeping

  • The introit for the first Sunday in Advent, Ad te levavi, was usually one of the most elaborately decorated as this introit opened the Temporale and hence the gradual proper. 99 None of the graduals of German Dominican women were decorated with miniatures, only decorated or historiated initials.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Perhaps the right way to celebrate Advent is to let the signs of God's love that we receive in this period penetrate our soul, without resistance, without questions and quibbling.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Traditionalists remember that Advent is like the little sibling of Lent - this period is penitential, as one waits for the birth of the Messiah.

    Belated wishes for a Happy Advent

  • Traditionalists remember that Advent is like the little sibling of Lent - this period is penitential, as one waits for the birth of the Messiah.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • More recently i loved the soundtrack in Advent Rising even though the game sucked horribly.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Tonight’s ELR

  • As the world has now hit the 15th of December, the season of Advent is in full swing.

    Preparing for the Coming of God

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