Word of the Week--"Advent"
Definition--coming or arrival; frist appearance
Discussion--"Advent" is a word that signifies a new beginning. As the year two thousand draws ever closer, it brings with it a great many new beginnings. It brings the beginning of a new year, a new century and a new millenium. Those of us in the midwestern United States also await the advent of winter. (With varying degrees of anxiety!)
To Christians, Advent is the season preceding Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ. It also refers to the Second Coming of Christ. But it is still commonly used to signify any important arrival.
Etymology--The term advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning arrival.
Share this page:
More To Explore