When Does Advent 2019 Start? Date, Meaning, And How To Celebrate?

When Does Advent 2019 Start? Date, Meaning, And How To Celebrate?

              What is Advent? : Advent is the name of the season that is witnessed in many Christian churches in which Christians prepare for the celebration in order to remember and honor the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas.

It is celebrated as a time of hopeful waiting as well as planning for the festivity of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas along with the return of Jesus at the second coming. The word Advent is also derived from the Latin phrase “Adventus Domini”, which means the arrival of the Lord. In addition to that, the term “Advent” is also used in Eastern Orthodoxy for the 40-day Nativity Fast, which had witnesses different from those in the West.

When Does Advent Start This Year in 2019?

This year in 2019, the Advent season is going to start from 1st December 2019 (Sunday) and is going to end on Tuesday, 24th December 2019. The significance of the day is to prepare for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus.

Advent Customs and Celebrations

The Advent season is of variable time length, therefore the start date for this season changes each year. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, therefore it is also known as Advent Sunday and First Sunday of Advent, which can fall between November 27 and December 3, as well as it always ends on Christmas Eve.

Some of the common customs are observed in churches as well as at home during Advent is the decoration of the house with an Advent wreath embellished with candles. In addition to that, the practices related with Advent comprises of keeping an Advent calendar lighting an Advent wreath, praying an Advent daily devotional, establishing a Chrismon tree, lighting a Christingle, setting up Christmas decorations as well as a tradition that is occasionally done by formal worshipping through a hanging of the greens ceremony.

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Advent Dates: 2019- 2024

Advent 2019 Sunday, December 1, 2019 Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Advent 2020 Sunday, November 29, 2020 Thursday, December 24, 2020
Advent 2021 Sunday, November 28, 2021 Friday, December 24, 2021
Advent 2022 Sunday, November 27, 2022 Saturday, December 24, 2022
Advent 2023 Sunday, December 3, 2023 Sunday, December 24, 2023
Advent 2024 Sunday, December 1, 2024 Tuesday, December 24, 2024

Four Advent Sundays

Usually, the themes that match up to every week to fall into these categories:

Week 1: Hope or promise

Week 2: Preparation waiting or prophecy

Week 3: Joy or peace

Week 4: Love or adoration

While the variances in weekly Advent themes might possibly be confusing, but at the same time, we can unite in our desire to quiet our hearts for the duration of a hectic holiday season, as well as to worship Jesus. In addition to that, the good news is that one can easily mix and match these weekly themes definitely with several Advent readings that are going to be best serve your worshipers or your family. There is also no right or wrong way for observing Advent as long as you’re coming to God with a genuine and open heart.

Reading Catholics

Reading 1

The days are coming, says the LORD,

when I will fulfill the promise

I made it to the house of Israel and Judah.

In those days, in that time,

I will raise up for David a just shoot ;

he shall do what is right and just in the land.

In those days Judah shall be safe

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and Jerusalem shall dwell secure;

this is what they shall call her:

“The LORD our justice.”

Reading 2

Brothers and sisters:

May the Lord make you increase and abound in love

for one another and for all,

just as we have for you,

so as to strengthen your hearts,

to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father

at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. Amen.

 

Finally, brothers and sisters,

we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that,

as you received from us

how you should conduct yourselves to please God

and as you are conducting yourselves

you do so even more.

For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

 

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