My Annual Advent Service along with Advent Links

First off have a blessed Advent!

Seven years ago I decided to create my own Advent Wreath graphic instead of just using the normal animated gif that I had used previously. If you would like it for your own blog you can use the html code below which uses some homepage server space that won’t effect the bandwidth for my blog. I will replace the graphic each week so that it correctly shows the number of candles that should be lit. On Christmas I will change it to another graphic I created for Christmastide.

<img src=”” alt=”Advent Wreath” width=”170″ height=”189″ />

Additionally underneath my Advent graphic on my left side I have created a JavaScript that gives a countdown to Christmas. If you want to do the same thing you can insert this script into your blog template with the following code underneath where you place the graphic. Though users would be out of luck since they don’t allow JavaScript.

<!– Christmas Countdown – Jeff Miller–><br />
<script language=”JavaScript”>
function eventcount() {
var now = new Date();
var message = “”;
var event = new Date(“Dec 25 2012 00:00:01″);
var seconds = (event – now) / 1000;
var minutes = seconds / 60;
var hours = minutes / 60;
var days = hours / 24;
if ( (days%1)<.5)
days = Math.round(days);
if (hours< 0 && hours >= -24)
message = “Merry Christmas; Christ is born!”;
else if (days > 0)
message = “Only “+days+” praying day”+ (days>1?’s':”)+ ” till Christmas!”;
</script><br />
<!– End Christmas Countdown –>

For a good omnibus post on Advent see Marcel LeJeune’s post.

Jimmy Akin’s 10 Things You Need to Know About Advent

Gloria TV is holding an online retreat on the O Antiphons.


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