In the hustle and bustle of getting ready for December 25th and all that happens between now and then, we forget that there is more to Christmas than its Eve and Day.
And that is the season of Advent which begins this Sunday. The name is derived from the Latin word "adventus" meaning "coming". The Roman Church initiated this originally Gallican custom around the 6th century. So Advent has been around for a while, say 1,400 years. It is largely lost in today's [...]