Scripture for the First Sunday in Advent

I’ll be posting a Scripture and short prayer for every day of Advent. These are from Advent prayers I posted several years ago to a prayer chain in my parish.  I hope you’ll join me in these short devotions. 1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, … Read more

Advent

Today is the First Sunday in Advent, the first day in the liturgical season of Advent, which is the beginning of the Christian year. As Father Chip Harper writes in his liturgy lesson for this Sunday: Our Fathers in the Faith have chosen Scriptures accenting three Advents: the Advent of Christ’s physical birth in Bethlehem, … Read more

Advent

Today is the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the season of penitence and preparation for the arrival of Christ. As Father Chip Harper of All Saints Anglican Church explains in his liturgy lesson, we are really observing three Advents:  … the Advent of Christ’s physical birth in Bethlehem, the Advent of Christ coming … Read more

Advent

Today is the First Sunday in Advent, the beginning of a time of preparation for Christians that leads up to Christmas. Fr. Chip Harper All Saints Anglican Church, which is my parish, offers a short liturgy lesson about the meaning of Advent. The liturgies during the Advent season focus on three Advents: the Advent of Jesus’ … Read more