What is an advent calendar. Advent is the name of the season in which christians prepare for the celebration that commemorates the birth of jesus christ christmasthe word advent comes from the latin phrase adventus domini meaning arrival of the lord. In recent years advent celebrations of one type or another have been added to many evangelical services as well. Advent is the season of the year leading up to. The tradition of advent.
The first sunday of advent this year will be sunday december 2. The word advent has a latin origin meaning the coming or more accurately coming toward for christian believers christmas is one of the greatest events in the yearly cycle being the celebration of the greatest gift ever given by god to mankind. Advent means coming in latin. It has taken on many forms over the years and has branched into secular society as a countdown to christmas calendar aimed towards children.
Christians use the four sundays and weeks of advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of christmas. An advent calendar is a special calendar that marks the days during advent the holy season celebrated by the christian church during december leading up to christmas. An advent calendar is a special calendar used to count the days of advent in anticipation of christmas. This is the coming of jesus into the world.