Reflections for the Season of Advent 2018
The Season of Advent
Catholic tradition sets aside “Advent” time, beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and concluding Christmas Eve. Advent, derived from Latin, means “arrival” or “coming.” Through December’s ever shorter and colder days, Christians await in hope the Light of the World, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
Advent’s reflective, hopeful mood can be 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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