The Fast of the Nativity (also called Advent) was ordained by the church as a spiritual preparation for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The fast begins on November 25 and continues until the Feast of the Nativity (Christmas) on January 7.
During this fast, we prepare to receive the Incarnate Word of God, just as in the Old Testament Moses fasted forty days and forty nights before receiving the word of God in the form of the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 34:28).
Inspiration Starts Here
Bible Reading Plan
Turn your attention towards preparing for the glorious birth of Christ that we will celebrate on January 7 (aka, Christmas). We have a prepared a daily reading plan during this fast. The goal is to have time with God each day, digging into His Word and discovering His ways.
Great for Families
Join us as we journey through the Old Testament with 40 Bible readings, one for each day of the Nativity fast. Order the book, Welcoming the Christ Child by Elissa Bjeletich, to enjoy the readings and discussion questions with your family each day leading up to the birth of our Savior.