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Alpha and Omega

Advent

Theme

The theme of the season of Advent is the coming of Jesus Christ to earth. We celebrate Christ's first advent (coming) when He was born in Bethlehem, and we anticipate His second coming in which He will return to earth as King.

Dates

Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day and ends on Christmas Eve.

Colors

Advent is traditionally celebrated with the color purple. Purple is the color of royalty, so it is appropriate as we anticipate Christ's return as king. Purple is also the color of suffering, and during Advent this helps to connect Jesus' birth and His death.

More Information

Visit these sites to learn more about the significance of Advent and how to celebrate this church season with your family:
  • The Season of Advent: Anticipation and Hope by Dennis Bratcher
    This site includes some great information about how evangelical Christians can incorporate meaningful Advent celebrations into church and family worship times.

  • The Season of Advent by Ken Collins
    More information about the meaning of the season and its history.

  • Season of Advent, Year B
    Weekly scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary

  • A Holy Christmas
    Links to many Advent and Christmas resources.

  • About.com's Advent Links
    This site links to many online resources related to Advent, including inspirational essays, Advent calendars, worship resources, and more.


Calvary Fellowship
Dr. Brett Dutton, Pastor
1001 Pineloch Drive, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77062
Phone: 281-480-0495
Fax: 281-480-7906

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