Westminster Cathedral prepares for Gaudete Sunday

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The season of Advent originated as a fast of forty days in readiness for Christmas though nowadays Christians are not by practice, expected to enter a period of fasting. As in Lent however, Advent remains a penitential season. Purple is worn as a colour for instance. For Gaudete Sunday which is the third Sunday in the season, there is a relaxation of the penitential observances as more focus is placed on  the joyful anticipation of the birth of Christ. Gaudete means Rejoice so Gaudete Sunday fittingly is a day of bright lights greeting the early worshippers seen here as they prepare to join in the celebration of mass.



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