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Advent a season of joy, preparation for Christians

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For area Christians of some denominations, Advent is a season of waiting, hoping and quiet celebration. The four-week season that starts the liturgical year anticipates the coming of Christ, both the birth of the Christian savior and his predicted second coming. Catholics and Protestants mark Advent on four Sundays before Christmas, when they hang greenery, light Advent candles and often decorate the sanctuary with purple or blue. “When we get close to Christmas, we put ...

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