I have noticed that at least four Advent hymns have similar words. The hymns are “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “Christ, Circle Round Us,” "Blessed and Holy," and “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” Is there some significance to this coincidence? Maybe it is not a coincidence?
Dear Miss Behavior:
I understand that Friday, December 8th, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Can you tell me something about it? Does it have anything to do with Advent? Also, why is it a holy day of obligation?
Dear Miss Behavior;
Why is the Feast of Christ the King, which we celebrate today, considered the end of the liturgical year? Why isn’t this day observed at the end of December, if it’s the end of the year?