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Advent and Christmas Resources for Children
Excerpt: If you are looking for some books, DVDs, and other materials to help your children understand the true meaning of Advent and Christmas, Aquinas and More has just what you are looking for.

Blessing for an Advent Wreath
Excerpt: One of the most common traditions during Advent is to light Advent candles. Here is a blessing for an Advent wreath that can be used at home.

Catholic Advent Resources
Excerpt: In modern society, the Advent season has come to be treated as no more than the shopping and baking period between Thanksgiving and Christmas morning. While there is of course nothing wrong with either shopping or baking, it is important to take time to remember the meaning and significance of this liturgical season.

History of the Advent Wreath
Excerpt: The Advent wreath has been introduced into Advent traditions only in recent times. The first Advent wreath was conceived by Johann Hinrich Wichern in 1839. He was the founder of a home for poor children in Hamburg, Germany and during the weeks leading up to Christmas was constantly being asked by the children if it was Christmas yet.

Music for Advent and Christmas
Excerpt: You may like to rock around the Christmas tree and sing about that reindeer’s glowing nose, but popular Christmas music played on the radio often times forgets to mention the real reason for season, Jesus Christ.

The Advent Calendar
Excerpt: A brief history of the Advent calendar tradition.

The Great Adventure Bible Study Product Overview
Excerpt: The Great Adventure Bible Timeline Series is one of the most exciting Bible Studies available for either group study or personal study. With it's unique learning system, the Bible comes alive by simplifying this complex book and telling the story of Salvation History as it appears in the narrative books of the Bible. To some though, the real Great Adventure lies in navigating the extensive product list and choosing the appropriate package that will fit your needs.

The History and Meaning of Advent
Excerpt: The word 'Advent' is from the Latin 'Adventus,' which means 'coming.' Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year (in the Western churches), and encompasses the span of time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas, until the Nativity of Our Lord is celebrated.

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