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ABOUT ADVENT

Advent (from the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming") is a season of the Christian church, the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus; in other words, the period immediately before Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday. The Eastern churches begin the liturgical year on 1 September. The Eastern Christian equivalent of Advent is called the Nativity Fast but it differs both in length and observances.

The progression of the season may be marked with an Advent calendar, a practice introduced by German Lutherans. At least in the Roman Catholic and Lutheran calendars, Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25; in other words, the Sunday between November 27 and December 3 inclusive.

Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used in reference to the Second Coming. Christians believe that the season of Advent serves a dual reminder of the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth of their Messiah as well as the waiting that Christians today endure as they await the second coming of Christ.

NECS offer you many products suitable for Advent, including candles, low boys, vestments etc.

Watch out for many more products being added during Advent!

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NECS are able to offer you a wide selection of products suitable for, but not limited to Advent.

These products include candles, incense, wrought iron goods, Nativity sets, vestments, stoles etc.

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Advent Candles, Wreaths & Rings

Advent Nativity Sets, Sheds & Figures

Advent Incense

Advent Vestments

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Advent Accessories & Gifts

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