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Transcript of Advent
This ancient tradition of singing the O Antiphons during the Liturgy of Hours and is still popular today as part of Alleluia verses.
O Sapientia Come, Wisdom of our God
O Adonai Come, Leader of Ancient Israel
O Radix Jesse Come, Flower of Jesse’s Stem
O Clavis David Come, Key of David
O Oriens Come, Radiant Dawn
O Rex Gentium Come, King of all Nations
O Emmanuel Come, Emmanuel
Latin Adventus = Coming
We Wait for His Second Coming
While we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus that has occurred, we also use the season of Advent to anticipate The Second Coming.
When Jesus comes again, the Kingdom of God will appear in its fullness. The just will reign with Christ forever, glorified in body and soul, and the material universe will be transformed.
We Wait for His Birth
We are a people who wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Advent is a joyful time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Advent is the season in which we celebrate new beginnings. It is the season in which we begin the liturgical year and prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior.
The beginning of Advent always falls on the Sunday nearest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle – November 30th.
It blends together
A penitential spirit similar to Lent – a liturgical theme of preparation for the Final Coming of the Lord
A joyful theme of getting ready for the Bethlehem event and Christmastime
Colors are purple and pink
Purple symbolizes a penitential spirit
Pink symbolizes the Christmas joy