Many who celebrate Christmas are aware of the tradition of leaving out a stocking to be filled.
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Another Christmas-related tradition is Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming”. It is a tradition used to anticipate and mark the coming of The Messiah on Christmas Day. It is also used as a reminder for the second coming of Jesus. Jon Goldstein, another student of LSSC, takes part in this religious tradition. His family, like many homes during this time, keeps an advent wreath. It is a way to mark the passage of the season. There are four candles present around the wreath and one is lit every Sunday of Advent. There could also be a fifth candle if chosen on the wreath. It is called the Christ Candle and it is lit on Christmas Eve.