Jesus • Advent • Gaudete Sunday  

By Madhupriya

December 11,2022

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In Advent, the Church recalls Christ's identity as Redeemer and Savior, as prophesied by the prophets, the most prominent of whom is St. John the Baptist. His role was to prepare the people for the Messiah's first coming, particularly through his preaching of repentance and conversion.

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Why is John the Baptist so significant in Advent?

Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent, and it is intended to remind us of the joy that the world felt at the birth of Jesus, as well as the joy that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent.

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What is the 3 Sunday of Advent called?

The third Sunday of Advent in the Roman Catholic church calendar. The term comes from the Latin words that begin the introit antiphon, "Rejoice (Gaudete) in the Lord always." The theme of the day expresses the excitement of the impending Christmas celebration.

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What does Gaudete Sunday symbolize?

Go and show John again what you have heard and seen: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who does not offend against me.

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What was the gospel on the 3rd Sunday in Advent?

During this Advent season, we should clear the way for the Lord, removing any impediment to Jesus' coming to us, so that when he does appear on Christmas, he will have unrestricted access to our hearts. John also preached repentance baptism for the forgiveness of sins (Mk 1:4).

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What lesson does John tells us at Advent season?

The Love candle represents John the Baptist, who baptised Jesus. Christians associate the Joy candle with Jesus' mother, Mary. The fifth candle reminds Christians of Jesus' birth.

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Which Advent candle represents John the Baptist?

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