Advent History and Resources

The term advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “coming.” The term applies to a period of preparation for Christ’s birth, his “coming” into the world. In the year 2013, Advent begins on Sunday, December 1st.

Advent Wreath Check out our top picks in “Best of the Web” for “Advent Traditions.”

Below you will find a wealth of resources for Advent, including directions for an Advent wreath, candle lighting and daily Scripture reading.

Note that information in this history section is drawn from our featured Christmas book.

We welcome your questions and feedback. If you are seeking information on Advent that is not found on our website, please contact us.

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