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A Simple Way to Pray around the Advent Wreath: Prayers for Every Day During Advent
WAU.org ^ | Advent-2010 | Theresa Keller

Posted on 11/28/2010 3:36:38 PM PST by Salvation

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Sunday, November 28—First Sunday of Advent

Read Matthew 24:37-44

Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, we want to look for you this Advent. We give this time to you and ask you to surprise us with your presence and your love. Any time of the day or night, we want to know your touch and receive your word into our hearts.


1 posted on 11/28/2010 3:36:49 PM PST by Salvation
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Advent Prayer Ping -- Pray as a Family Each Evening

2 posted on 11/28/2010 3:48:42 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

What is “advent”? Seriously ,is that in the Bible? I don’t see it in the Bible. Is it just institutional jargon ? Thought we were not to ad a dot or title?


3 posted on 11/28/2010 5:23:05 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Salvation

Thank you! :)


4 posted on 11/28/2010 6:19:47 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Benchim

Advent is the beginning of the litrugical year for Catholics.

Christ has to come into the world first, right?

So, we as Catholics, prepare for that pilgrimage to Bethlehem with St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary with four weeks or prayer-peration — the priest’s new word this morning in his sermon.

We pray, some will fast, all will give up a little something — it’s sort of like a mini Lent, but it’s only 28 days instead of the 40 days of Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

BTW, did you know that many Protestants go to Catholic Churches on Ash Wednesday to receive the ashes on their foreheads? Churches are always jam-packed at all the Masses.


5 posted on 11/28/2010 6:30:14 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim
Advent is also a prpeparation for the Second Coming of Christ.

Here's a thread that explains Advent pretty well.

Advent Overview

6 posted on 11/28/2010 6:32:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim
What is “advent”? Seriously ,is that in the Bible? I don’t see it in the Bible. Is it just institutional jargon ? Thought we were not to ad a dot or title?

It's "jot or tittle," not "dot or title".

And we're not adding anything to the Bible; we're actually living it. The liturgical year recapitulates salvation history. We just ended up the year hearing about the second coming of Christ and the end of all things.

Today the year, and the story of salvation, begins again. Advent -- from a Latin word meaning "coming" or "coming toward" -- is the prolog to the coming of the Messiah. It's represented in your Bible by the part called the "Old Testament".

7 posted on 11/28/2010 6:35:57 PM PST by Campion
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To: Benchim; Campion
Certainly looks biblical to me.

November 28, 2010


First Sunday of Advent

Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2
Gospel


Reading 1

Is 2:1-5

This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,
saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In days to come,
the mountain of the LORD’s house
shall be established as the highest mountain
and raised above the hills.
All nations shall stream toward it;
many peoples shall come and say:
“Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”
For from Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and impose terms on many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
one nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.
O house of Jacob, come,
let us walk in the light of the Lord!

 
Responsorial Psalm

R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
I rejoiced because they said to me,
“We will go up to the house of the LORD.”
And now we have set foot
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Jerusalem, built as a city
with compact unity.
To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
According to the decree for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
In it are set up judgment seats,
seats for the house of David.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
May those who love you prosper!
May peace be within your walls,
prosperity in your buildings.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.
Because of my brothers and friends
I will say, “Peace be within you!”
Because of the house of the LORD, our God,
I will pray for your good.
R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

 
Reading 2

Brothers and sisters:
You know the time;
it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.
For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed;
the night is advanced, the day is at hand.
Let us then throw off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light;
let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day,
not in orgies and drunkenness,
not in promiscuity and lust,
not in rivalry and jealousy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.

 
Gospel

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As it was in the days of Noah,
so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
In those days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage,
up to the day that Noah entered the ark.
They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away.
So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man.
Two men will be out in the field;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Therefore, stay awake!
For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Be sure of this: if the master of the house
had known the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house be broken into.
So too, you also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”



8 posted on 11/28/2010 6:41:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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“Advent”. Do you see that? “Advent”? I’m sorry but advent is not in the Bible.


9 posted on 11/28/2010 6:45:05 PM PST by Benchim
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10 posted on 11/28/2010 6:45:21 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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“Advent”. Do you see that? “Advent”? I’m sorry but the word “advent” is not in the Bible. What is the concept? Legalism?
http://antinomianism-salvation.blogspot.com/


11 posted on 11/28/2010 6:49:41 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Benchim

So sorry that you do not want to prepare for the coming of the Lord, God made man, the Christ Child.

Use your concordance and find the word “coming” — you will find advent in the “coming of the Lord.”

Good Night.


12 posted on 11/28/2010 7:12:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Monday, November 29

Read Isaiah 4:2-6

Father, we want to tell you that we need you every day. Convince us that you have a perfect plan for our family life, as we look at how you worked your ways in the life of your Son. We declare that your ways are perfect.


13 posted on 11/28/2010 7:13:33 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim

Please do not ping me again. This was put uo for Catholics, but many Protestants also practice Advent — so I did not make it a caucus thread.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 7:14:29 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

What a great link! Thanks, Salvation.


15 posted on 11/28/2010 7:36:06 PM PST by Aggie Mama
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This was put up

Guess I was upset. LOL! Forgive me, Lord.


16 posted on 11/28/2010 8:06:05 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Benchim; Salvation; Campion

Use your imagination. Instead of “Advent,” think “pregnancy.” If all goes well, women (including Jesus’s mother) are pregnant for nine months, give or take a week or so. One of the ladies in my congregation is expecting her first baby on December 15. She’s at what I call the “hippo” state, where you can barely move; being about 5 feet tall makes it even more difficult.

Cristina hasn’t spent the last 8-1/2 months pretending nothing was going to change in her life. She’s been praying. And she’s been sick. And she’s been sleepy. She’s been receiving gifts from her family and friends and church members, because the birth of a first child changes everything in your life and your husband’s life and your parents life ... on out through the community, because we’re all family. I hope to be buying cute pink frocks for Cristina’s daughter years from now.

Jesus was born. Maybe it wasn’t on whatever passed for December 25 in the calendar at the time, but who cares? He was born, and it changed everything. I’m actually in a minority, because I think it was His conception, the moment of His taking on humanity, that really matters. 11 pregnancies ... life changes at *that* moment, even before you begin to feel vaguely unwell and “here we go again.”

But, whatever the calendar date chosen, to every year re-prepare for the way everything changed ... to every year re-start being the person you should be because Emmanu-el ... what could be the problem with that?


17 posted on 11/28/2010 8:15:31 PM PST by Tax-chick (We know that terrorists are Moslems. I repeat, we know that terrorists are Moslems.)
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To: Benchim; Salvation; All
"Advent" comes from the Latin word, "Adventus". It is commonly translated as "coming"

Here is a link to the mentions of "Adventus" in the Latin Vulgate Bible-you can click to translate to the Douay-Rheims English version.

18 posted on 11/28/2010 8:15:48 PM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: Benchim; Salvation; All

Here is some more info from a website highlighting two of my favorite “non doubting” Thomases, Thomas Aquinas and Thomas More:
http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-articles/The-History-and-Meaning-of-Advent/article/173


19 posted on 11/28/2010 8:21:03 PM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: Benchim
I’m sorry but advent is not in the Bible.

Neither is "antinomianism," but you keep pumping a blog by that name.

20 posted on 11/29/2010 7:44:06 AM PST by Campion
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