The Advent season is a gift of God to help us stay faithful in a world that pays him too little attention.
Advent is observed in church on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. Many churches have Advent wreaths with candles in them – perhaps four red ones, one of which is lit on each Sunday, and a white one for Christmas Day. Christians from liturgical traditions might see different colors being used – purple or blue, signifying seriousness and repentance, and rose, signifying rejoicing.
But why celebrate Advent at all? There are three reasons.
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