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The season which marks the beginning of the Christian year. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and lasts until Christmas Eve. Advent is used as a time of preparation not only for celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ as a baby at Christmas, but also for his Second Coming as Judge at the end of the world.
Latin: Adventus, 'coming'
Name originally given to disciples of Jesus by outsiders and gradually adopted by the Early Church.
'Mass of Christ', a celebration or feast of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The season which marks the beginning of the Christian year. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and lasts until Christmas Eve.
The name given to the man believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Also given the title Christ, meaning 'anointed one' or Messiah. His life is recorded most fully in the Four Gospels.
Title (eventually used as name) given to Jesus, refering to an anointed person set apart for a special task such as a king.
In Christian theology the doctrine that Jesus Christ will return to the earth for a second time, but this time for the purposes of judgement and the bringing in of a new world.
1. Someone given authority to preside in a court of law. 2. In the Old Testament, name given to leaders of Israel before the period of the kings.