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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
A name to be found in the Prayer Book for the First Sunday in Advent. It is commonly regarded as the first day of the Church Year, and as such the Christian's New Year's Day. From the fact that the Church Year anticipates the Civil New Year by a whole month it is thought that the Church thereby teaches that the Kingdom of God should be first in our thoughts, (See ADVENT, also CHRISTIAN YEAR).
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Advent Sunday'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/a/advent-sunday.html. 1901.