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What are the 4 Sundays in Advent?

What are the 4 Sundays in Advent?

  • December 2 – First Sunday of Advent.
  • December 9 – Second Sunday of Advent.
  • December 16 – Third Sunday of Advent.
  • December 23 – Fourth Sunday of Advent.

What are the Sundays of Advent 2021?

Dates for Advent Sunday from 2016 to 2026

When is …? Date Day of the week
Advent Sunday 2020 November 29, 2020 Sunday
Advent Sunday 2021 November 28, 2021 Sunday
Advent Sunday 2022 November 27, 2022 Sunday
Advent Sunday 2023 December 3, 2023 Sunday

What is the Sunday before Christmas called?

Advent Sunday
Advent Sunday is the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. This is equivalent to the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew’s Day, 30 November.

Is Advent in the Bible?

Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed in most Christian denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. In the New Testament, this is the term used for the Second Coming of Christ.

What color is the first Sunday of Advent?

Purple is historically the main color used for Advent because it reflects penitence, fasting, and the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the king (Jesus Christ).

How many days is Advent Catholic?

40 days
In many Orthodox and Eastern Catholics Churches, Advent lasts for 40 days and starts on November 15th and is also called the Nativity Fast. (Advent also starts on November 15th in Celtic Christianity.)

What are the 4 themes of Advent Catholic?

The four traditional advent themes for the four advent Sundays are:

  • God’s people -The Candle of Hope. Hope is like a light shining in a dark place.
  • The old testament prophets – The Candle of Peace.
  • John the Baptist – The Candle of Love.
  • Mary the mother of Jesus – The Candle of Joy.

Which candle do you light first on the Advent?

Traditional Lighting. Light the first candle on the first Sunday of Advent. On the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, light one of the purple candles. This candle represents the hope that people felt before the birth of Jesus, and you can read Isaiah 64:1–9 to accompany your lighting.

Why is 3rd Advent candle pink?

Pink or rose represents joy or rejoicing and reveals a shift in the season of Advent away from repentance and toward celebration. The third Advent candle color on the wreath is pink. It is named the shepherd candle or candle of joy.

What is the first Advent in the Bible?

Advent means ‘Coming’ in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. There are three meanings of ‘coming’ that Christians describe in Advent. The first, and most thought of, happened about 2000 years ago when Jesus came into the world as a baby to live as a man and die for us.

What does Advent mean in the Bible?

Advent, (from Latin adventus, “coming”), in the Christian church calendar, the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas and also of preparation for the Second Coming of Christ.