“ADVENT PRESENTS US WITH A PECULIAR DIFFICULTY: THE WORLD AROUND US HAS BEEN CELEBRATING ITS VERSION OF CHRISTMAS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER”

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DO WE LIVE OUR LIVES ACCORDING TO SECULAR RHYTHMS?

“The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the new Church year and poses a question to all of us. Do we live our lives according to predominantly secular rhythms, beginning the week on Monday and largely ignoring Church festivals… or do we try to keep two calendars going, so to say, the ordinary one of everyday life and the extraordinary one of the liturgy?

‘EATING AND DRINKING MORE WILL MAKE OUR CELEBRATIONS MORE ‘PERFECT”

Advent presents us with a peculiar difficulty. The world around us has been celebrating its version of Christmas since the beginning of November.

Already the buskers are playing Christmas carols while advertisements try to cajole us into believing that bigger and better presents will assure our loved ones of our undying affection and supermarkets try to persuade us that eating and drinking more will make…

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