Advent

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:49

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry joined the leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in preparing Advent Devotions for the...

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:14

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined the leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in preparing Advent Devotions for the upcoming liturgical season. Titled "...

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10:52

Merry Christmas! May a hurting world find peace and healing on this holy day. The word peace, or versions of the word, is used in all but one New Testament book. It seems the angels had it right when they declared, "Glory to God in the highest, and...

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Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 10:52

The Holy Family is the name given to the family unit of Jesus: Jesus, his mother the Virgin Mary, and his foster-father Joseph. We know very little about the life of the Holy Family through the Gospels. They speak of the early years of the Holy...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:52

The final of The Great "O" Antiphons reminds us that God is with us.  O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of all nations and their Salvation: Come and save us, O Lord our God. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, one of our most popular Advent hymns...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:52

Jesus as king and cornerstone is the message of the sixth of The Great "O" Antiphons, proclaiming the building of a new Christ-centered kingdom. O King of the nations, and their Desire, you are the cornerstone who makes us both one: Come and save...

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Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:52

On this first day of winter, the fifth of The Great "O" Antiphons invites reflection on the promise of Jesus bringing light to a dark world. O Dayspring, Brightness of the Light Eternal, and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who sit in...

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Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:52

The fourth of the Great "O" Antiphons heralds the coming of Christ as the great liberator. Through his ancestor King David, Jesus holds the power to overcome darkness and death and set captives free. O Key of David, and Scepter of the house of...

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Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 10:52

The third of The Great "O" Antiphons highlights Jesus’ lineage from Jesse, David’s father. The antiphons are seven brief prayers that are traditionally chanted or sung on successive evenings starting on December 17. O Root of Jesse, you stand as an...

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:52

The second of The Great "O" Antiphons is O Adonai. These antiphons are seven brief prayers that are traditionally chanted or sung on successive evenings beginning on December 17. O Adonai, and Leader of the house of Israel, you appeared in the bush...

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