advent Products

A wide selection of products suitable for Advent including candles, wreaths, Advent incense, sheds and nativities, vestments, accessories and gifts.

 

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.

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Practices associated with Advent include keeping an Advent calendar, lighting an Advent wreath, praying an Advent daily devotional, erecting a Christmas tree or a Chrismon tree,  lighting a Christingle, as well as other ways of preparing for Christmas, such as setting up Christmas decorations, a custom that is sometimes done liturgically through a hanging of the greens ceremony.

"By his wounds... we were healed"

"By his wounds... we were healed"

Advent Candles,

wreaths & rings

A selection of Advent Candles, wrought iron & decorative wreaths

nativity sets, sheds & figures

Advent sheds with and without figures,  and a range of crib figures

advent incense

High quality in-house blended incense suitable for Advent

advent vestments

A small range of vestments suitable for Advent and Christmas time

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advent accessories & gifts

A small range of items for Advent suitable as gifts and for display