The History of Advent: Raising Awareness for the Season

We have been in the Advent season for quite some time now. Christmas is almost upon us, however in all the excitement to buy Christmas presents I think people forget to appreciate Advent. It is a time where we await the birth of Christ. I think learning a little bit about the history of Advent would help people to appreciate it more.

I found a post called the 10 things you should know about Advent. It has a lot of information that most people have probably never known about the season. Advent traces its roots back to 380 AD. Saint Gregory the Great gave one of the oldest known Advent sermons. Pope Saint Gregory VII shaped Advent into the four week season that we know now. There is really so much more you can learn from this post as well, so if Advent interests you then check it out!