Advent Day One: Long-Expected Jesus

Come, Emmanuel
Ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile...

Many Christians observe Advent--the four weeks before Christmas--as a time to prepare spiritually for the coming of Jesus. Explore the links below to learn why Advent is special for Christians worldwide.

What Is Advent?
Discover the meaning of this spiritual four-week period.

Don't Rush Christmas
Let Advent be what it is: a time of waiting and anticipation.
By John Zmirak

Quiz: Will Your Advent Be Too Stressed?
Take our quiz to find out if the season has panic potential for you.

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