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  • The Paradox of Advent

    12/19/2006 8:01:52 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 385+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 12-18-06 | Stephen Pohl
    Stephen Pohl  Other Articles by Stephen PohlPrinter Friendly Version   The Paradox of Advent December 18, 2006 Advent is a paradoxical season in the liturgical calendar. The Gospel from the first Sunday of Advent (Lk 21:25-28, 34-36) makes this clear. We are looking back at something that has not yet occurred, while at the same time looking forward to something that has already happened.The new year of the liturgical calendar begins on the first Sunday of Advent, four Sundays before Christmas. But Advent is about more than just Christmas. Liturgically we are also looking back at the last Sunday...