Sunday, November 30, 2008

Advent Sunday

Today is Advent Sunday, the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, and the beginning of the Christian year for Roman Catholics. It’s a time of reflection, self-examination, and repentance in preparation for the coming of Christ; a time to reflect and prepare for Christmas similarly to how Lent is in preparation for Easter.

A common Advent tradition is that of the Advent wreath. The wreath is made of evergreen branches with four candleholders and candles. Since in Advent we're waiting for the Christ child, there needs to be a ceremonial way to mark the time and make us aware of the wait. Lighting a candle reminds us of Christ as light of the world.

Enjoy your Sunday and check back tomorrow for another original Pierini Fitness blogflection. I’m resting today and celebrating Advent Sunday.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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