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Return to menu QUESTION: Why does the church year begin at Advent, what is the history of Advent, and what is the history behind the Advent candles and wreath?
ANSWER: The word “advent" is from the Latin word for “coming,” and as such, describes the “coming” of our Lord Jesus Christ into the flesh.
Constantinople III - Called by Constantine IV - 680 AD - over 200 Bishops i. Monothelitism now condemned by "Pope" Leo II - would diminish Christ's humanity (how can He be tempted as we are if his will is divine? Diothelitism officially affirmed-2 natures 2 wills perfect unityg.
Advent begins the church year because the church year begins where Jesus' earthly life began — in the Old Testament prophecies of his incarnation.
After Advent comes Christmas, which is about his birth; then Epiphany, about his miracles and ministry; then Lent, about his Calvary-bound mission; then Easter, about his resurrection and the sending of the apostles; and then Ascension (40 days after Easter) and Pentecost, with the sending of the Holy Spirit.
Chalcedon – Emperor Marcion & Leo, Bishop of Rome 451 AD – 600 Bishopsi.
Condemned Monophysitism of Eutyches – Christ had one ‘fused’ nature, previously condemned for teaching Jesus had ‘one’ natureii.
The origins and authors of its sacred texts are largely unknown.