It is not known when the period of preparation for Christmas that is now called Advent began – it was certainly in existence from about 480 – and the novelty introduced by the Council of Tours of 567 was to order monks to fast every day in the month of December until Christmas. It is […]
4th Sunday in Advent…. May these next 5 days be filled with Peace, Goodwill and Joys of the Christmas season.
Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year in Western Christianity. Did your family ever have an Advent wreath? The keeping of an Advent wreath is a common practice in homes or churches. The concept of the Advent wreath originated among German Lutherans in the 16th Century. However, it was not until three centuries later […]