Sunday, November 30

Advent

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western tradition. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, which is the Sunday nearest November 30, and ends on Christmas Eve (Dec 24).
From Wales we received the above photo this morning, showing that the time of waiting has started.
I use the opportunity to change background color of my blog.

Historically, the primary sanctuary color of Advent is Purple. This is the color of penitence and fasting as well as the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King. Purple is still used in Catholic churches. The purple of Advent is also the color of suffering used during Lent and Holy Week. This points to an important connection between Jesus’ birth and death.

6 comments:

Pernille said...

Hærlig adventstemning hos deg:) Levende lys, lilla bakgrunn og et nydelig pyntet juletre med norske flagg. Så deilig å se at du har de norske flaggene på. Så mange som kutter det ut og det syns jeg er synd!

Og så har du med dine hærlige fakta:) Alltid noe å lære her for alle som kommer innom:)

Ja ei kjempekos advent, Arne:)

Adventsklem fra meg:)

Anemone said...

Full av opplysninger som vanlig du Arne, og fyller mitt hode innimellom med nyttig og spennende informajon :-)

Nyt dagen og tenn lys!!

mrsnesbitt said...

An informative post Arnea. We too have begun our preparations for Christmas. Have a good day.

Dx

ANNA-LYS said...

Var och en väntar på sitt :-D

Torsdag said...

Hallo "A R N E".
Tarditionaly I spend the "1. Advent" with old handycapped people on the christmas market.
... and I had a wonderful day.
Ha en trevelig adventstid.
Hilser Hartmut

Mediterranean kiwi said...

today, we set up the christmas tree in our house. tomorrow we'll put the lights on it, and the over the next few days, we'll decorate it!