I made my first Holy Communion during Advent 1974, and that was the processional song. It’s the first time I remember hearing it–at any rate it’s when I learned the words–and so hearing it this time of year has a little bit of extra significance for me!
Besides which, I love Advent. As anyone who has followed this blog knows, because I’ve said so a lot! And although I haven’t set out an Advent wreath as yet, and may or may not manage a Jesse Tree, I won’t be decorating the house for Christmas for at least two weeks, as our family savors this waiting time of year.
Since I have written on this topic so much in the past, I thought I would collect them all right here for those who are interested.
Christmastime Is Here . . . NOT
One Year Later
So This Is Christmas
Signs of the Season
Signs of the Season II
Countdown to Christmas
More Advent Memories
How to Celebrate Advent When Everyone Thinks It’s Already Christmas
Advent Traditions My Family Loves
Celebrating Advent with a Jesse Tree
That Time I Did Not Advent Right
Tragedy and Traditions
And as a bonus, enjoy this rendition of O Come O Come Emmanuel:
If you celebrate Advent, tell me about it in the comments!
Happy Advent to you, too!
Even for the Grinchier of us Advent is truly a lovely time filled with hope.
I’m feeling pretty Grinchy today myself so I need to hold on to that.