• Advent Traditions - The Nativity Fast of the Orthodox Christian Churches

    11 days ago - By It's About Time

    Across the centuries, some Christians fast during advent to help them concentrate on preparing to celebrate Jesus's coming. In many Orthodox & Eastern Catholics Churches, Advent lasts for 40 days and starts on November 15th & is also called the Nativity Fast.The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence and penance practiced by the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, & Eastern Catholic Churches, in preparation for the Nativity of Christ,. The corresponding Western season of preparation for Christmas, which also has been called the Nativity Fast & St. Martin's Lent, has taken the name of...
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  • Advent - A brief history

    Advent - A brief history

    11 days ago - By It's About Time

    Advent is observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting, self-examination, & preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas. The name Advent comes from the Latin word Adventus, which signifies a coming.
    Advent has probably been observed since the 4C. It would seem that Advent could not have occurred, until the Roman Catholic Church & state decided to declare December 25 as the day of the birth of Christ, in 345. Advent was 1st recorded about 380 AD in Spain.
    St. Perpetuus, Bishop of Tours 460-490, from Images of All the Saints of the Year...
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