Advent and Christmas: An Overview

Here’s a brief overview of Advent and Christmas and some resources for celebrating the season.

Internet Resources

Celebrating Advent and Christmas: http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/adx/index.html

Liturgical Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/liturgy/

Daily Advent Homilies: http://www.thepassionists.org

Liturgical Calendar: http://www.usccb.org/calendar/

New American Bible: Revised Edition: http://www.usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible/

Victor’s Place:Comments on Advent and Christmas: http:///www.vhoagland.wordpress.com

Overview of Isaiah:  http://www.usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm?bk=Isaiah&ch=

“Advent has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight.”

(Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year 39)

 

 

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2 responses to “Advent and Christmas: An Overview

  1. What a joy to listen to this overview of advent and beyond! I appreciate your simple call to say awake, to really live in our daily lives, to give comfort, to follow the way and rejoice.

  2. vhoagland

    And don’t forget, Peggy, we traveled that land. I was thinking of Jericho and the ascent to Jerusalem today.
    Fr.Victor

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