The Liturgical Year - Advent. “In Christianity time has a fundamental importance.” (On the Coming of the Third Millennium -Tertio Millennio Adveniente).
“In Christianity time has a fundamental importance.”
(On the Coming of the Third Millennium
-Tertio Millennio Adveniente)
Catechesis for recognizing God’s presence in time, for keeping time holy, and for the exteriorization of the liturgical year is directed to every Christian. (NDC p. 147)
Religious customs and traditions of the diverse cultural and ethnic heritages of peoples who make up the Catholic Church also are reflected thought the liturgical year. (NDC p. 148)
“The season of Advent has a twofold character. It is a time of preparation for Christ when the first coming of God’s Son to men is recalled. It is also a season when minds are directed by this memorial to Christ's second coming at the end of time. It us thus a SEASON OF JOYFUL EXPECTIOAN: (GNLY, 39)
History (past) ----Present (today) ----Future (eschatology)
Moments of ‘grace’ –
signs of Christ present
breaking into our lives!
“But Advent means that every person and every Christian is and should be an advent person- not just in this part of the church year, but also in his or her entire life.
“This means being a person who cooperatively enacts the one and final movement of the world and history toward God’s arrival in it in freedom, in faith, hope, and love.” (Karl Rahner p.7)
Christ is always present in his Church, especially in liturgical celebrations!(Constitution on the Sacred LiturgySecond Vatican Council #7)
Prepare the way of the Lord and make straight his paths.”
Leave people with thekeen consciousness that the Advent of Christis happening now, to us, andthat through us it is going to others if happens at all.ADVENT SPIRITUALITY!
With Good Deeds