Veni, Veni, Emmanuel: Advent 2015

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Here is an excerpt on the meaning of Advent:

In Advent, the Greek Church celebrates particularly the ancestors of Our Lord–all the Patriarchs and Prophets of the Old Testament, but especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Latin Church also mentions them often in this period. In the Breviary, many texts are taken from Isaias…

The idea of Advent is “Prepare you for the coming of Christ.”  Therefore the very appeals of the Patriarchs and Prophets are put in our mouths at Advent. Prepare for Christ the Redeemer, who comes to prepare us for His Second Coming as Judge….

During Advent we make straight for Christ the way to our souls–and behold, our Lord will come at Christmas.

To help all of our readers and their families prepare, we offer once again our devotions for each of the weeks of Advent:

First Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete Sunday”)

Fourth Sunday of Advent 

o adonai


This article, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel: Advent 2015 is a post from The Bellarmine Forum.
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John M. DeJak

John M. DeJak is an attorney and Latin teacher and works in academic administration. He writes from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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