Advent

Advent means “coming”—the coming of Christ. In Armenian it is called Hisnag from the word for “fifty.” It is the period of time during which we prepare to celebrate the feast of the birth of Christ. It is a time for us to think of the why of Christmas—why the greeting cards, the decorations, the gifts, the family gatherings?

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Lent

Lent is given to us to prepare for the Feast of Feasts, the Resurrection. Just as we need time to prepare for any great event in life, we need time to make ourselves ready to participate in the blessed and wondrous event commemorated by Easter.

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