Advent is a season of sacred waiting; in this time, we embrace the dual focus on Christ’s historical incarnation and the hopeful anticipation of His promised return. Here is a selection of resources which might assist you in observing a meaningful Advent.
Resources for Advent 2023
Advent Cycle of Prayer lifts up congregations, communities and ministries in the Holy Land
“Like living stones let yourselves be built into a spiritual house.” (1 Peter 2:5)
The Churches Beyond Borders Communion has created a Cycle of Prayer for this Advent season, featuring prayers each day for partners in the Holy Land. For the four Sundays of Advent, prayers were written personally by the Presiding/National/Primatial bishops of the four churches, focusing on themes of truth, justice, peace and hope.
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We didn’t know if all our waiting would be for nothing: Reflections on Advent from Young Adult Pilgrims
Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls chats with Robyn Sulkko and Christopher Sanford Beck about Advent and what it represents for each of them. Robin and Christopher are two of the 18 young adults who journeyed to the biblical lands in a May 2023 pilgrimage, where they visited many key sites of Jesus’ birth, life and death. (30 min)
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Hope in Action: Reflections on Farming, Family and Faith in the midst of the Climate Crisis
PWRDF invites you to journey through Advent with Karri Munn-Venn’s “Hope in Action: Reflections on Farming, Family and Faith in the midst of the Climate Crisis.”
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Advent meditations from the Diocese of Jerusalem
The Diocese of Jerusalem invites us to join with them in meditating during this holy season on the virtues of the Gospel: “Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.” These four virtues are highlighted in the booklet to assist and guide us all in the anticipation of the Lord’s coming.
You can also follow along via the Diocese of Jerusalem Facebook page.