Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Nativity Fast...

In the Eastern Catholic Church, there is a 40-day preparation for the Nativity of Christ just as there is for Easter. It begins the day following the Feast of the Apostle Philip. The fast is sometimes referred to the St. Philip's fast accordingly. Thus, the Eastern Church enters into "Advent" as of today. What a special gift to begin the anticipation of the coming of the Son of God into the world! The Church in her wisdom gives these days to prepare, to anticipate, to purify ourselves to be more worthy to celebrate the birth of Christ.

I hope and pray that your Advent whether celebrated with the East or the West is one of great blessing and coming nearer to the One who comes to us!

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