10 German Holiday Traditions and Their Origins

December 15, 2017 Alexa 0

By Felix Schlagwein from Deutsche Welle Who invented the Advent wreath? How did Christmas markets start? Why do some German children believe the “Christ Child” is the one who brings presents? Find out here. 1. […]


IN: German Language Advent Service on Dec. 17

December 10, 2017 Alexa 0

After church next Sunday, come down to Zion Evangelical Church of Christ to experience Advent the way German Immigrants in Indianapolis did 100 years ago! CEO of the Foundation for Lutheran Child and Family Services, […]


Reflections on the First Advent

November 24, 2016 GW Administrator 4

Der Adventkranz – The Advent Wreath The Advent wreath, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The ring or wheel […]

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Marking the Advent Season in Germany

December 13, 2010 GW Administrator 0

Celebrating Advent is an important part of Christmas in Germany. For Christians of both Protestant and Roman Catholic, it is a time of quiet contemplation that begins four Sundays before Christmas Eve. Advent calendars This […]