What is Advent?

Advent is from the Latin word adventus, “coming” or “arrival.” The term is associated with the practice of many churches of observing a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ.

Traditionally, the Advent season begins four Sundays before Christmas Day and continues through Christmas Eve. An additional thought associated with Advent is that it serves as a reminder that the Messiah who came the first Christmas will someday return at His Second Advent.