Advent


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A collection of Advent posts. A work always in progress!

Click on any link below and it will take you to the relevant post.

ADVENT WORD 2018 (a reflection on 1 word each day)

Advent 2018 Day 1 Journey
Advent 2018 Day 2 Watch
Advent 2018 Day 3 Focus
Advent 2018 Day 4 Night
Advent 2018 Day 5 Light
Advent 2018 Day 6 Sprout
Advent 2018 Day 7 Alert
Advent 2018 Day 8 Wild
Advent 2018 Day 9 Cry
Advent 2018 Day 10 Go
Advent 2018 Day 11 Rough
Advent 2018 Day 12 Smooth
Advent 2018 Day 13 Prune
Advent 2018 Day 14 Prepare
Advent 2018 Day 15 Rejoice
Advent 2018 Day 16 Sing
Advent 2018 Day 17 ancestor
Advent 2018 Day 18 wash
Advent 2018 Day 19 ablaze
Advent 2018 Day 20 sign
Advent 2018 Day 21 expect
Advent 2018 Day 22 persist
Advent 2018 Day 23 Peace
Advent 2018 Day 24 celebrate


ADVENT WORD 2017 (a reflection on 1 word each day)

Advent 2017 Day 1 Awaken
Advent 2017 Day 2 Journey
Advent 2017 Day 3 Gather
Advent 2017 Day 4 Simplify
Advent 2017 Day 5 Heal
Advent 2017 Day 6 Mend
Advent 2017 Day 7 Focus
Advent 2017 Day 8 Prepare
Advent 2017 Day 9 Messenger
Advent 2017 Day 10 Watch
Advent 2017 Day 11 Voice
Advent 2017 Day 12 Wilderness
Advent 2017 Day 13 Trust
Advent 2017 Day 14 Among
Advent 2017 Day 15 Light
Advent 2017 Day 16 Dazzle
Advent 2017 Day 17 Open
Advent 2017 Day 18 Embrace
Advent 2017 Day 19 Renew
Advent 2017 Day 20 Greeting
Advent 2017 Day 21 Child
Advent 2017 Day 22 Believe

GENERAL POSTS ABOUT ADVENT

Advent: what are you waiting for?
Advent Preparation - some suggestions
Last Day of the Year is a brief introduction to Advent
Advent starts today: an explanation in 2 minutes
Advent hope against hope is a call to enter Advent with hope
Advent Calendar has a poem by Rowan Williams
Uncomfortable blessing to use in Advent if you dare
Disturbing Advent images is a post to avoid if you need comfort
Advent and Silent Waiting is about anticipation 
Advent Waiting is a meditation with music and pictures
Advent Coming is about unexpected ways God breaks in
Advent Song: hold me waiting has beautiful music and words by John and Christine McIntosh - perfect for an Advent evening

SUNDAYS IN ADVENT

1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

1st Sunday of Advent has a prayer for the start of Advent



2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

2nd Sunday of Advent 2012 is about preparing the way

A voice crying in the wilderness is reflection on Mark 8: 1 - 8
Prepare the way of the Lord


3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Rejoice is about finding joy in God in any circumstance
Rejoice in hope (reflection for Advent 3 Year A)
3rd Sunday of Advent 2012 asks what we should do


4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

4th Sunday of Advent 2012 is about Mary but more about us



6 December ST NICHOLAS DAY

St Nicholas Day 2016
St Nicholas Day - my 2014 post about St Nick
St Nicholas Day (6 December) compares St Nicholas with Santa Claus
St Nicholas Day and Seeker's 400th post is for 6 December 2012


KEY CHARACTERS AND THEIR STORIES


Nothing Impossible: Elizabeth's Story is about John Baptist's mother

Mary: the Hope-Bearer is about Jesus' mother Mary


ADVENT O ANTIPHONS

17 December: 1st Advent Antiphon

O Wisdom: O Sapienta: an Advent response
O Sapienta: O Wisdom


18 December: 2nd Advent Antiphon

O Adonai: a name too holy to speak
O Adonai: O Lord

19 December: 3rd Advent Antiphon

O Root of Jesse come and deliver us
O Radix Jesse: O Root of Jesse 

20 December: 4th Advent Antiphon

O Key of David, come
O Clavis: O Key of David

21 December: 5th Advent Antiphon

O Oriens: O Dayspring


22 December 6th Advent Antiphon

O King of the nations, come and save the human race
O Rex Gentium: O King of the Nations 

23 December: 7th Advent Antiphon

O Emmanuel, come to save us
O Emmanuel: O God with us 

O Come, O Come Emmanuel


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