What is “Advent”? The “coming.” What is that, which, before the Annunciation to Mary, was yet to come? The Redeemer. We, who live in the age of the Messiah, must often reflect back on Israel’s longing: O, when will the Heavens let down the Just One! O, our God, when will our hearts be consoled by Thee! O, our loving Creator, when will we behold Thy coming!