The Season of Advent
For centuries, the Church has set aside “Advent” time: the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day until Christmas Eve. Advent is derived from the Latin word for “arrival” or “coming.” As December days grow increasingly shorter and colder, Christians await in hope the Light of the World, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
For contemporary American culture, Advent’s reflective, hopeful mood is easily overshadowed by the holiday season’s relentless details and events. We hope you will find this book a source of peace and inspiration in the midst of the season’s activities. The book offers a daily reflection from contributors throughout the Edgewood College community. Their reflections are based on Advent Scripture readings in the Common Christian lectionary. Because of space constraints, generally only a verse or two of the selected Scripture reading is included.
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Blessings on your season,
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