TO YOU, O LORD, WE LIFT UP OUR SOULS!
What does 4 Sundays of Advent mean?
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four
Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas.
"A spreading olive tree, goodly to behold,/ the Lord has named you. (Jer 11:16)
" God of Mercy, you send the herald's voice to make us ready for your
coming. May we always hear and heed this voice. Through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."