Next week is the start of Advent. Have you got your Advent Calendar and Wreath ready?

Our word Advent is from the Latin “adventus” meaning arrival or approach, ( ad- ‘toward’ + veniō ‘come).
The Greek word was “parousia” which is the word theologians use when speaking of the second coming of Christ.

So Advent is the time when we look back to Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem and also look forward to his coming again.