advent defined in 1939 yearadvent - Advent (Lat. adventus, coming);
advent - In the eccles. year of the western churches, the four weeks immediately preceding Christmas, reckoned from the Sunday nearest to S. Andrew's Day. Beginning the church year, this season is observed as one of solemn preparation for Christmas and for the second Advent or Parousia (Matt. 24-5). According to one hypothesis, this second Advent is past and judgement is proceeding. The early Church kept a 40 days' fast before Christmas. The words O Sapientia in the calendar (Dee. 16) open a Latin anthem still sung in R.C. churches during Advent.
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