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hate_Fakes 34M
2757 posts
11/30/2019 8:16 pm
adventum



Advent Sunday is celebrated by Christians all around the world—in particular by those whose denomination is part of Western Christianity. It marks the beginning of the new liturgical calendar year, which delineates when church feasts and the celebration of saints will be observed, when particular portions of scripture will be read, and what colors will be worn or displayed.



Advent Sunday also marks the beginning of Advent, which goes Christmas. The word "adventum" means "coming" in Latin, and for Christians, Advent is a time of waiting for the coming of Jesus with his birth at Bethlehem, and for his Second Coming. It is unknown exactly when Advent began being celebrated, but it dates back at least the fifth century. Some say that it goes back the early Christian church, or was even started by Saint Peter. For many years fasting was an important component of the Advent season, but that is no longer the case.



On Advent Sunday, the wearing and displaying of violet, purple, or blue in churches begins; most churches use violet or purple, but some denominations use blue. The first candle of the Advent wreath is lit today. The Advent wreath was invented in 39 and consists of a crown made of fir tree branches, that is sometimes decorated with pine cones, holly, laurel, and mistletoe; candles for the Sundays of Advent; and a fifth candle, the Christ candle, which is lit on Christmas Eve. There is much symbolism behind the Advent wreath. Advent devotions are often read while lighting the wreath.



The first day of an Advent calendar is often opened on Advent Sunday. An Advent calendar is by Christians of many different denominations count down the days Christmas. Many feature a manger scene or winter scene on them, and may simply be paper with flaps covering each day, or more intricate, being made of fabric or painted wooden boxes. When opening each day there may be an image, poem, portion of a story, or a gift such as chocolate. Sometimes there are bible passages that become part of the days' Advent devotions.



Advent Sunday is by some put up Christmas decorations, or for the hanging of the greens. Some people also light Christingles on the day.



A Christingle is a symbolic object in the Advent, and Christmas following the Germanic Lutheran tradition. With an orange, representing the world; the candle pushed into the center of the orange, then lit, representing Jesus Christ as Light of the World. A red ribbon wrapped around the orange or a paper frill around the candle, representing the blood of Christ. Dried fruits and/or sweets skewered on cocktail sticks pushed into the orange, representing the fruits of the earth and the seasons. Cloves can also be added.



After the gluttony of Thanksgiving maybe just a touch of fasting and repentance might be in order.......

hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 8:18 pm

Advent Sunday may be celebrated by putting up decorations!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 8:19 pm

Cloudy with a high of 40 °F (4.4 °C) and a 40% chance of precipitation. Winds variable at 11 to 14 mph (17.7 to 22.5 kph).


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 8:20 pm

40% chance of precipitation???? It has fricking RAINED here all day... puddles standing water everywhere.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 8:21 pm

A few degrees lower temp and this would have been a Major Snow Event !


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4614 posts
11/30/2019 9:00 pm

Happy Advent 2morrow. You are so lucky to have the temperature warm enough to be getting rain. Most of the US is getting buried in snow, even deep into AZ and CA. Haven't heard from TX, but probably getting it there too.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 10:19 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Happy Advent 2morrow. You are so lucky to have the temperature warm enough to be getting rain. Most of the US is getting buried in snow, even deep into AZ and CA. Haven't heard from TX, but probably getting it there too.
We had to turn over our rain gauge so it wouldn't freeze and break but with all the puddles around we probably had at least 2 inches of rain... which is 12-15 inches of snow!.


jrodd 61M
3229 posts
11/30/2019 10:34 pm

Is the sixth picture down the BOMBA SURPRIZE?


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
11/30/2019 11:27 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Is the sixth picture down the BOMBA SURPRIZE?
a modified mine...............


EFGregory3187 32M
1157 posts
12/1/2019 8:20 am

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Happy Advent 2morrow. You are so lucky to have the temperature warm enough to be getting rain. Most of the US is getting buried in snow, even deep into AZ and CA. Haven't heard from TX, but probably getting it there too.
Bright sunshine and seasonal temps here in Texas. We are fixing to get out and enjoy December 1.😎


Ica915bob99 69M  
296 posts
12/1/2019 10:46 am

well it is snowing and windy here. i guess winter is here to stay lol. take care


SCBrooke 24M  
1555 posts
12/1/2019 11:30 am

    Quoting hate_Fakes:
    Advent Sunday may be celebrated by putting up decorations!
Happy December 1st! I am going to my small storage later this afternoon to get my decorations! Snoopy and the gang have been patiently awaiting! lol

The Advent is a family tradition recognized with us!

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SCBrooke 24M  
1555 posts
12/1/2019 11:35 am

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Happy Advent 2morrow. You are so lucky to have the temperature warm enough to be getting rain. Most of the US is getting buried in snow, even deep into AZ and CA. Haven't heard from TX, but probably getting it there too.
South Carolina is pretty nice, weather wise!

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hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/1/2019 11:58 am

    Quoting EFGregory3187:
    Bright sunshine and seasonal temps here in Texas. We are fixing to get out and enjoy December 1.😎
Windy wet & coldish here.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/1/2019 11:59 am

    Quoting Ica915bob99:
    well it is snowing and windy here. i guess winter is here to stay lol. take care
Just a few degrees preventing us from the snow!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/1/2019 12:01 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    Happy December 1st! I am going to my small storage later this afternoon to get my decorations! Snoopy and the gang have been patiently awaiting! lol

    The Advent is a family tradition recognized with us!

    [image]
I am digging out some of our stuff here this afternoon too


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/1/2019 12:02 pm

    Quoting SCBrooke:
    South Carolina is pretty nice, weather wise!

    [image]
Breezy with a high of 32 °F (0.0 °C). Winds variable at 19 to 20 mph (30.6 to 32.2 kph).


jrodd 61M
3229 posts
12/1/2019 9:47 pm

Yes it does look like one of those ocean mines!lol


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/1/2019 10:58 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Yes it does look like one of those ocean mines!lol
Told Ya !


TMulidis90 29M
1051 posts
12/2/2019 3:43 pm

It is one of the first things I put out on November 30th!


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/2/2019 6:06 pm

    Quoting TMulidis90:
    It is one of the first things I put out on November 30th!
Starting the countdown in the true spirit of things to come...............


oddmanout_xx 61M
16 posts
12/2/2019 7:29 pm

Nice job you done. and here something is my birthday 23 day and here come this is your birthday Christmas gift always got rip off on my birthday But it's been nice to say 12-25-55 and get a response of oh your Christmas baby or I see you were born on Christmas.


hate_Fakes 34M
7108 posts
12/2/2019 8:58 pm

    Quoting oddmanout_xx:
    Nice job you done. and here something is my birthday 23 day and here come this is your birthday Christmas gift always got rip off on my birthday But it's been nice to say 12-25-55 and get a response of oh your Christmas baby or I see you were born on Christmas.
My dad robbed my grandma of her Thanksgiving dinner in the same way on the24th of November.