Advent降临 来临

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A Christian liturgical season, Advent is the period of preparation for both Christmas and the Second Coming of Christ.一个基督教礼仪季节,临是准备为圣诞节和基督再​​来的时期。It extends over the four Sundays preceding Christmas.它扩展了圣诞节前的四个星期日。Festivities are discouraged, and the solemn character of the period is demonstrated by the use of purple vestments.庆祝活动是鼓励,而这一时期庄严的性格是由紫色法衣使用证明。Fasting was formerly prescribed.空腹以前规定。The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the church year.的问世,标志着第一个星期日的教堂年初。

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Advent (adventus, coming, arrival) is the season of the ecclesiastical year when the church prepares to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas) and engages in self-examination in expectation of his second coming in glory to judge the living and the dead.临(adventus,今后,到达)是教会季节当堂准备庆祝耶稣基督(圣诞节)的诞生和自查从事他的第二次辉煌来审判活人与死人的期望。 The collects and Scripture readings embrace these two themes.在收集和圣经读拥抱这两个主题。It begins in the West on the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (Nov. 30) and always includes four Sundays.它首先在西方的星期日最接近圣安德鲁日(11月3​​0日),始终包括四个星期日。However, in the East the period is longer, beginning earlier in November.然而,在东方的时期较长,在11月初开始。During the Middle Ages and earlier the period was marked by discipline and fasting (based on "watch and pray"), but in modern times this emphasis has not been prominent.在中世纪及更早时期的特点是纪律和空腹(关于“手表和祈祷”为基础),但在现代这一重点未突出。

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AA Arthur, The Evolution of the Christian Year.AA亚瑟,基督教年的演变。

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