The traditions found within the Catholic and Orthodox Churches are ones that stretch back close to two thousand years. During this time the respective Churches became a reflection of the culture in which they found themselves.
Essentially, advent is a season on which we as disciples of Jesus Christ are called to ready ourselves for coming of the Living God to dwell amongst the children of Man.
Faith crises and transitions can be scary. Making the decision to walk away from a faith community can be a traumatic and life altering experience.