What is Advent and when does it begin?
Advent is the season before Christmas and the beginning of a new ecclesiastical year. In Western Christendom, four Sundays are included. In Eastern Christendom, the season is longer and begins in the middle of November. In 2016, Advent begins on November 27th for Protestants and most Catholics. For Easterm Orthodox Christians, Advent begins on November 15.
At Heaven’s Gate
The challenge is not how to be happy when things are going well, but rather, how to thrive in the face of adversity. This question, the season of Advent, powerfully addresses, making its message totally relevant for the living of these days. Read more.