Sunday, November 28, 2010

Advent - The Waiting

Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming"). Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, and is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Christ at Christmas.

The progression of the season may be marked with an Advent calendar. Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25, the Sunday from November 27 to December 3 inclusive.

Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second coming of Christ. Christians believe that the season of Advent serves a reminder both of the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah as well as the waiting of Christians for Christ's return.

** Paraphrased from Wikipedia

Never has this season of waiting been so real to us as a family. In this season of Advent, I'm going to do something a little different on the blog. Most of my posts will be photos only. Sometimes wordless, sometimes not. The photos will show what we are doing as we await the birth and coming again of our Saviour. Some will show our preparation for the Christmas season, things we do, places we go. Others will just be photos of what brings us joy. For me it will be a conscious accounting of preparing and waiting to celebrate the special day of the birth of our precious Lord.

May you all find peace and joy in this season of waiting!

Blessings to you, my friends!


  1. Wonderful idea! I can't wait to follow your blog and share the Advent season!!!

  2. oh, such a wonderful idea.
    Looking forward to this.

  3. I totally agree with Agnes, what a wonderful idea!!!

  4. what a beautiful idea! I look forward to seeing your photos and waiting in expectation with you!

  5. I love the Advent season!

    I find the song, "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" running through my brain throughout the day and it is glorious!

    I look forward to visiting your wonderful place here and seeing the touches of your Advent season.


  6. As usual, love your photos!! They are far more expressive than words could be.


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