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Advent 2020 – patient waiting in the new normal

By Delia Chatoor

The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’ and it has generally been associated in the Church as a time of great expectation, preparation and waiting. Linked, however, with these expressions is the knowledge that something phenomenal is going to happen which is the coming of the Messiah and the mystery of the Incarnation.

One important reminder of the unique nature of the Season of Advent is the selection of the readings with the overarching role of St John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets and his appeal to the Jews: “Prepare the way of the Lord” (Mk 1:3).

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