Advent

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Advent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer"
  • (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
  • the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas

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  • arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous); "the advent of the computer" ,
  • the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas ,
  • (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

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Advent Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Season of Advent, which begins on a Sunday about four weeks before Christmas Day, is celebrated by most Christian Churches, as well as some other Christian communities. It is a time for people to prepare themselves for two different things: for the coming of the baby Jesus and Christmas, and for the Second Coming of Jesus, when he shall rule over all the Earth in peace. Not all Christian people remember Advent. Some people use it as a time of fasting, study, meditation and prayer. Special Advent Calendars are made for children, with pictures or treats for each day of Advent. In Germany it is very common to have an advent wreath with 4 candles (mostly red), every advent Sunday one candle more will be lighted so that on Advent 4th all 4 candles are burning and its bright, a symbol for Jesus as the light is coming to us on Christmas.



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Meaning of the Name 'Advent'


  • Meaning: Born during Advent
  • Origin: French
  • Gender: Male


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* The saying Getting there is half the fun became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. - Henry J. Tillman


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