I've been really looking forward to Advent, which begins this Sunday. Not only does it usher in the Christmas season, but it also marks the beginning of the new year in the Church calendar.

I'm especially excited to observe Advent in Vancouver because I know that the church I'm attending has a kick-ass Advent schedule in store that is going to be a feast for the eyes and ears.

But what I'm awaiting the most is Lent, which I've been eagerly anticipating since the last Lenten season ended.