Engaging with The Bible in the Advent Season

Beginning Sunday, November 27 through Christmas Eve, Christian churches in the West will commemorate the Advent season. Today it represents a significant time of religious liturgy awaiting the celebration of Jesus’ birth, but also anticipates a time when Jesus is expected to come again.

Although the exact origin of the Advent celebration isn’t known, it was certainly acknowledged by the church in the 5th century. In a collection of homilies from Gregory the Great, who was Pope from 590-604, is a sermon for the second Sunday of Advent. Still used today in Christian churches, it’s a sermon taken from Luke 21:25-33: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

Engaging with the Bible in the tradition of this Advent season!

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