What is the Meaning of the Word Advent?
December 5, 2023, 3:55 PM

The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation 

of the Greek word parousia.


The first day of Advent is the first day of a new Liturgical (or church) calendar and begins a four week 

period of preparation for the nativity of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The Advent Season is all about 

reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and 

homes for Christ's birth in the world as it is today.


The four candles of Advent represent the four 

Sundays of Advent, and they respectively symbolize hope, peace, joy, and love.