The Meaning of Advent
What is the meaning of Advent?
The meaning of the word Advent is “to come” or “coming.” So you could say that the definition of Advent, meaning coming, is the liturgical season in which we prepare for the arrival of Jesus into the world.
We spend the four weeks of Advent in preparation for the coming of Jesus into the world.
We celebrate and prepare for two comings:
- the coming of Jesus into the world at Christmas (the Nativity)
- and the Second Coming when the Son of Man will return riding on the clouds.
Teachers/Catechists: Get the lesson plan and worksheet to accompany this video in The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack.