Saturday, November 15, 2008

Advent






Today Eastern Orthodox Christians start the Nativity Fast, the most important fast besides Lent. In the West we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent on 30 November. This period leads up to Christmas, when God was born to a Virgin, culminating the Old Testament prophecies and bringing us our long awaited Saviour. What it also means for me is no meat or dairy for awhile. Oh well, too bad I don't like fish. I'll survive...

2 Comments:

Blogger eric said...

(Hey, first of all thanks for the kind words over at my blog! I've enjoyed paging through some of your entries as well.)

Orthodox Advent is the only justification I can use to subvert my mind into accepting retail Christmas music before Thanksgiving!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Aaron Joshua Oliver said...

Thanks for your kind words Eric. I can relate to the Orthodox Advent justification, although I am struggling to justify playing Christmas music other times of the year. How about the continued celebration of Christ being in our midst? I've heard it said that we are an Easter people, but I think we are a Christmas people too.

7:04 AM  

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