Word of the Day: Advent

ad-vent / ˈad-ˌvent

 

noun

 

  1. in Christianity, the four weeks leading up to Christmas (usually capitalized)

It is the beauty of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.

Pope Benedict XVI, 1927-

 

  1. in Christianity, the arrival of Christ (usually capitalized)

We celebrate the First Advent to whet our appetites for the Second.

Max Lucado, 1955-

 

  1. the coming or arrival of something

After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not – or were not permitted to – read, were given sermons by the few who could.

Theodore Bikel, 1924-2015