The Origins and Evolution of Advent in the West
This anthology surveys the development and theology of the liturgical year in the order of its historical evolution: “From Sabbath to Sunday"; "From Passover to Pascha" (Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost); and "From Pascha to Parousia" (Epiphany, Christmas, and Advent). In addition, introductory essays on the meaning of the liturgical year and a short concluding section on the sanctoral cycle ("From Parousia to Persons") are also provided.
Through feast and fast, through festival and preparation, the liturgical year celebrates the presence of the already crucified and risen Christ among us today. Between Memory and Hope shows that to live between past and future, between memory and hope, is to remember Christ's passion as we encounter his presence among us now and as we await his coming again in glory.
Connell, Martin F. “The Origins and Evolution of Advent in the West.” In Between Memory and Hope: Readings on the Liturgical Year, edited by Maxwell E. Johnson, 349-371. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000.