By, Sebastian, Jack,By, Sebastian, Jack,
Lewis, Don and RobertLewis, Don and Robert
• Advent is a period lasting four SundaysAdvent is a period lasting four Sundays
preparing for the celebration of Jesus’preparing for the celebration of Jesus’
• The first Sunday of Advent also marksThe first Sunday of Advent also marks
the beginning of the Christian Church’sthe beginning of the Christian Church’s
• Advent means the ‘coming’ or ‘arrival’Advent means the ‘coming’ or ‘arrival’
of something.of something.
• The wreath represents eternity.The wreath represents eternity.
• The green leaves are everlasting soThe green leaves are everlasting so
they represent God’s everlasting love.they represent God’s everlasting love.
• The circle of the wreath, symbolisesThe circle of the wreath, symbolises
no beginning or end and the eternityno beginning or end and the eternity
of God.of God.
• It also symbolises the immortality ofIt also symbolises the immortality of
life and the everlasting life in Christ.life and the everlasting life in Christ.
• Each candle is lit on each Sunday during Advent.Each candle is lit on each Sunday during Advent.
• The first candle is the candle of hope which isThe first candle is the candle of hope which is
• The second candle is the candle of love which isThe second candle is the candle of love which is
• The third candle is the candle of joy which is pink.The third candle is the candle of joy which is pink.
• The fourth candle is the candle of peace which isThe fourth candle is the candle of peace which is
• The fifth optional candle marks Jesus’ birth onThe fifth optional candle marks Jesus’ birth on
Christmas which is white.Christmas which is white.
• Advent is a time of change, a time toAdvent is a time of change, a time to
look inward and discover those thingslook inward and discover those things
that we need to change to become athat we need to change to become a
better person. This means addingbetter person. This means adding
things to our life to improve ourselves,things to our life to improve ourselves,
and make us become a better Christianand make us become a better Christian
and have a better life.and have a better life.
Sunday in advent is about prayer.
Sunday in advent is about patience.
Sunday in advent is about
Sunday in advent is about
• Scripture readings for advent will
reflect on emphasis on the second
advent, they include themes of:
• Accountability for faithfulness at His
• Judgement on sin
• Hope of eternal life
• Advent continues until 24th
blends together both a joyful and
penitential spirit. Its similar to lent, a
liturgical theme of preparation for the
second and final coming of the lord,
called the parousia. And a joyful theme
of getting ready for the Bethlehem
• The third Sunday of advent is known as
gaudete Sunday or rejoice Sunday.
• Gaudete is the Latin word which means
rejoice. This is why priests have the option of
wearing pink on this particular Sunday. The
third Sunday of advent indicates that the
season of penance is coming to an end and
soon we will be rejoicing in the celebration of
• An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to
count or celebrate the days in anticipation of
Christmas. The days often overlap with the Christian
season of Advent. Despite the name, most
commercially available Advent calendars begin on
December 1, regardless of when Advent begins,
which can be as early as November 27 and as late as
December 3. Many take the form of a large
rectangular card with "windows" of which there are
usually 24: one for each day of December leading up
to Christmas Day. One is opened every day leading
up to Christmas. The calendar windows open to
reveal an image, poem, a portion of a story (such as
the story of the Nativity of Jesus) or a small gift,
such as a toy or a chocolate item. Some calendars
are strictly religious, whereas others are secular in
• Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus
Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on
December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast
central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent
season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide.
Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is
celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is
an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. It began
when an Angel appeared to Mary and said she was going to
give birth to a the son of God.
• Christmas dinner is the primary meal
traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve or
Christmas Day. Christmas dinner
around the world may differ and the
traditions can reflect the culture of the
respective country it is being
celebrated in. Turkey is present in a fair
number of these meals.
• A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an
evergreen conifer such as pine or fir, traditionally
associated with the celebration of Christmas. An
artificial Christmas tree is an object made to
resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl
• The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles
such as apples, nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it
began to be illuminated by candles, which with
electrification could also be replaced by Christmas
lights. Today, there is a wide variety of traditional
ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy
canes. An angel or star may be placed at the top of
the tree, to represent the host of angels or the Star
of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
• There are lots of charities for Christmas.
• Examples are: Operation Christmas Child,
Save the Children, Christmas Card Aid
and Christmas Spirit Foundation.
• The main charity that helps children at
Christmas is Operation Christmas Child.
• Lots of schools in the UK take part in this
• There are 5 candles on the wreath and they each have a
• A Christmas tree is made from polyvinyl chloride.
• An angel or a star is put on top of a Christmas tree.
• There are 12 days of Christmastide.
• Third Sunday of advent is known as gaudete Sunday.
• How many candles are there and what are
• What is an artificial Christmas tree made
• What is put on top of a Christmas tree?
• How many days in Christmastide?
• What is the third Sunday?
• A Root shall come forth from the stock of Jesse
And a Flower shall rise out of his root!
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him
the spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the spirit of counsel and of fortitude,
the spirit of knowledge and of godliness.
The people that walked in darkness
shall see a great light,
For a Child is born to us
and a Son is given to us.
To Him all power shall be given.
His Name shall be: Wonderful One,
Strong God, Eternal One, Prince of Peace.
He shall sit on the throne of David,
And He will found a new Covenant
which will last for ever and ever.