Advent by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

EL-Fred
Go Every Time So Others May Everytime


Runner(s)-Up:

BeckerJ3


Quiz Description

Time to 'Vent it up, baybeeeeee! The season is upon us, so lightcha candles and crank up the canticles!

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Questions:

The First Sunday of Advent begins the Roman Catholic liturgical season. WHAT BADASS FEAST DAY, occurring on the Sunday previous, signals the end of the Church year?

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FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE)

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling like this year will have the shortest possible Advent season, lasting only WHAT NUMBER OF DAYS?

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22

"My soul magnifies the Lord," begins an Advent hymn of revolution and upheaval that has become a popular year-round devotion. WHO SPEAKS THESE WORDS in the Gospel of Luke?

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MARY

The Advent term Parousia, derived from ancient Greek, is used to refer to WHAT PRESAGED EVENT?

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THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

Two answers required. Red and green are popularly considered Christmas colors, while the Church uses white and gold for the Christmas season. WHAT TWO COLORS are traditionally used in Catholic Advent services? (I don't think I'm going to accept the Protestant variation -- insert schismatic joke here!)

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VIOLET and ROSE

The Third Sunday of Advent is occasionally known by WHAT OTHER NAME, from the Ecclesiastical Latin for "rejoice"?

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GAUDETE SUNDAY

The illuminated Advent calendar seen here is used as a transitional device in WHAT 1989 HOLIDAY COMEDY? (Click for the pic!)

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(NATIONAL LAMPOON'S) CHRISTMAS VACATION

In many Eastern Christian sects, the preparatory period of abstinence and penance leading up to Christmas is known by WHAT TWO-WORD NAME? (Don't overthink it.)

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NATIVITY FAST

In some Advent traditions, the Prophets, Bethlehem, the Shepherds, and the Angels (in that order) are symbolically assigned to four of WHAT HOUSEHOLD OBJECT?

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CANDLES

"...all at once he could see lights... the red, blue, and yellow lights that twinkled from trees in places where families created and kept memories, where they celebrated love.

....Suddenly he was aware with certainty and joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him; and that they were waiting, too, for the baby."


This is an excerpt from the ambiguous final passage of WHAT NEWBERY-WINNING YOUNG ADULT NOVEL?

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THE GIVER

Complete answer required. In addition to the four Sundays, the Catholic Advent season contains one other Day of Obligation (not including Christmas). WHAT IS THIS FEAST DAY, including both the event and the specific person being commemorated? Hint: It ain't Franco Harris.

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(SOLEMNITY OF) THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The seven "O" Antiphons (recited at Vespers in the final days of Advent) address Christ as Wisdom, Lord, Root of Jesse, Key of David, Dayspring, King of Nations, and WHAT TITLE, also heard in the refrain of a popular hymn based on these antiphons?

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EMMANUEL