With Advent the ecclesiastical year begins in the Western churches.
During this time the faithful are admonished to prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the incarnate God of love, thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace, and
thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world.
The Church calls upon her people to adore "the Lord the King that is to come," "the Lord already near," "Him Whose glory will be seen on the morrow," especially through fasting and works of charity.
...Our King and Savior draweth nigh; oh come, let us adore Him.