Advent is a time of patient waiting and reflection, traditionally marked by advent wreaths and calendars, counting down until Christmas.
For what do you wait in this season?
“O come, Thou day-spring, come and cheer, our spirits by thine advent here. Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death’s dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel,”
O Come, O Come Emmanuel, author unknown, translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851.