Advent and Christmas are for many people the most joyous time of year, a special opportunity for celebration, sharing, and family gatherings. More importantly, however, Advent is the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, and Christmas is the celebration of his Incarnation, the union of true God and true man in the Christ Child. The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook provides everything Catholics need for a richer experience of this sacred time. Whether readers wish to follow a traditional, contemporary, or family program of devotion and prayer for Advent and Christmas, this all-in-one resource will be a treasured guidebook.
This volume is a daily companion for the deeper celebration of the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Whether in a traditional, family or contemporary framework, this all-in-one volume can enhance readers' observance of a significant portion of the liturgical year. "The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook" summarizes Advent and Christmas history and meaning and includes traditional and modern prayers. Glossary of key terms.
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