Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

AD­VENT is the pe­riod of four weeks be­fore Christ­mas. It re­flects the long­ing and yearn­ing of the Jewish peo­ple for the com­ing of the Mes­siah. Chris­tians use this pe­riod to pre­pare spir­i­tu­ally for Christ­mas.

There has been some beau­ti­ful mu­sic, in­clud­ing carols, writ­ten over the cen­turies by of­ten well­known com­posers and some less well known for Ad­vent and they are well worth hear­ing.

Th­ese carols are more about long­ing and wait­ing than the ac­tual joy of the ar­rival of the Christchil­d, so they are dif­fer­ent.

We are for­tu­nate that St John's is giv­ing us a chance to hear some of th­ese Ad­vent Carols. ROSE­MARY LORRIMAR, Palmyra.

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