Friday, December 16, 2011

Curious about Advent

If you missed the recent Curious about Advent series of talks about the Advent season then why not take a look at the following video which captures some important facts about Advent.  Although it lacks the richness of the talks prepared by Canon Stephen and Fr Stewart it reminds us of some important messages about Advent.  In 2 minutes we find out about:
  • the difference between Advent and Lent, 
  • the meaning of our purple and pink (rose) candles on our Advent Wreath
  • preparing for Jesus' birth at Christmas and his 2nd coming (parousia)
  • Advent as a time of expecting, waiting, hope and prayer

and we find out what Advent is not about...