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A Christian liturgical season, Advent is the period of preparation for both Christmas and the Second Coming of Christ.基督教的禮儀季節,臨期是準備為聖誕節和第二次來臨基督。 It extends over the four Sundays preceding Christmas.它延伸到前面的4個星期日聖誕節。 Festivities are discouraged, and the solemn character of the period is demonstrated by the use of purple vestments.節慶感到沮喪,並莊嚴的性質,期間所表現出的使用紫色的法衣。 Fasting was formerly prescribed.空腹原明。 The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the church year.第一個星期日的降臨標誌著今年的教堂。

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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.降臨( adventus ,今後,到達)是本賽季的一年教會的教堂時,準備慶祝耶穌基督誕生的(聖誕節) ,並進行自我檢查,期望他的第二次輝煌來判斷的生活和死亡。 The collects and Scripture readings embrace these two themes.在收集和聖經讀擁抱這兩個主題。 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聖安德魯日( 11月30日) ,始終包括四個星期日。 However, in the East the period is longer, beginning earlier in November.然而,在東方的時期較長,從11月早些時候。 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.在中世紀及以前的時期的特點是紀律和空腹(根據“手錶和祈禱” ) ,但在現代這一重點不突出。

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AA Arthur, The Evolution of the Christian Year.機管局阿瑟的演變基督教新年。

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