What does Advent Mean?

An advent is the arrival, coming or arrival of someone or something to a place, position or position.

The word, as such, derives from the Latin verb advenīre, which is formed with the prefix ad -, which means ‘towards’, and the root venīre, which translates ‘come’, and we can pour it into Spanish as ‘arrive’.

The word advent is a cultism, less used than its synonyms arrival or coming, therefore it is mostly restricted to more formal communication situations or specific events.

For example, there is talk of advent in reference to the access of a pope to office: “The advent of the new pontiff Francis aroused much joy.”

We also speak of advent in reference to the coming to power of a king or a royal house. In Spain, for example, there is talk of the advent of the Bourbon house, which occurred in 1713, after a war of succession that led to access to the throne of Felipe V.

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the arrival of the messiah who, in the case of Christianity, is represented in Jesus Christ is also known by the name of Advent.

Advent of Jesus

In Christianity, it is known as the advent of Jesus or Christ, the arrival of the announced messiah. In the Christian liturgical year, the preparation for the arrival of Jesus Christ begins in the Advent period, which is marked from the four Sundays before Christmas, which is the date marked for the advent.