A New Church Year Begins {Advent Resources}

This photo of my youngest is one of my very favorites—his joy over the lighting of the Advent candle is infectious! It’s not Advent yet, but soon, soon. This coming Sunday, November 20, is the final Sunday of the church year, on which we celebrate Christ the...

Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh

Advent Sunday Behold, the Bridegroom cometh: go ye out With lighted lamps and garlands round about To meet Him in a rapture with a shout. It may be at the midnight, black as pitch, Earth shall cast up her poor, cast up her rich. It may be at the crowing of the cock...

This Rush of Wings Afar

It is Advent, friends, the beginning of a new church year, a time when we look back with gratitude and joy for the first Coming of our Saviour as a baby in Bethlehem and forward with hope to His second Coming at the end of the ages. Since we live our whole lives...

O Antiphons

“O stock of Jesse, you stand as a sign for the peoples. Kings fall silent before you, the nations acclaim you: delay no longer, but come to free us.” —the Magnificat antiphon for December 19 It is the week before Christmas, which means it is the week of...

Bearing the Joy-Light

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior… for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” —Luke 1:46-49 The watchword for this third week of Advent is “rejoice,” and it is connected with Mary...

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