Resources for Advent include the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and material from the Bible Society, CAFOD, Christian Aid and the Church Urban Fund. Plus you can still download A World in Waiting - Advent hope in an economic … [Read more...]
Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas. The term ‘advent’ derives from the Latin word ‘adventus’, meaning "coming" which is a translation of the Greek word ‘parousia’.
Advent symbolizes anticipation and hope with the expectant arrival of Jesus Christ and of his second coming.
Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday nearest to 30 November, and lasts until Christmas Eve. In Eastern Christianity, Advent is referred to as the Nativity Fast and differs in length and observances.
Resources for Advent can be found below together with links to other organisations and churches who also provide materials for this festive period.
Resources for Advent include the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, plus material from A Rocha, Bible Society, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Church Urban Fund and others. Plus you can still download A World in Waiting - Advent hope in an economic … [Read more...]
Bible Society Bible Society Advent challenge Christian Aid Advent resources from Christian Aid Church Urban Fund Advent resources from the Church Urban Fund New studies for Advent produced by the Learning and … [Read more...]
Prepared by the Joint Liturgical Group of Britain and Ireland Advent (1st - 24th December) Collect for Advent Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in … [Read more...]
A World in Waiting Advent hope in an economic crisis Following the global financial crisis over the past year, hope is in short supply and needs to be rebuilt. And that is what Advent is all about - a season to take seriously the … [Read more...]