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Advent is the season of the church year that precedes Christmas. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. The word Advent means “coming” and refers to the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. It is a season of preparation for the great feast of Christmas.  Read more

Its Time for Advent Plans

Believe it or not, it is time to think of plans for the season of Advent, those four weeks leading up to the great feast day of Christmas. There will be a special activity on each of the Sundays of Advent. Feel free to invite family and friends to join us for any or all of these wonderful events.  Read more

The Advent Wreath

Where did the tradition of the Advent wreath come from? Actually the origins are uncertain. However there is evidence of the use of wreaths with lit candles by pre-Christian Germanic people, during cold and dark December days, as a sign of hope that Spring would come. As Christians have done throughout the centuries, they saw the popularity of the candle-lit wreath and repurposed it for the church. Sometime during the Middle Ages they began to use it as a part of the spiritual preparation for Christmas.  Read more

Greening of the Church 2012

A long-time Anglican tradition is an event called the greening of the church.  Read more

O Antiphons

Starting in the first millennium of Christianity, there was, in the church, a buildup to the feast of Christmas during the last seven days of Advent. Each day an antiphon was sung at Vespers, the prayer time held at sundown. These antiphons presented alluring metaphors for the attributes of Jesus mentioned in scripture.  Read more

Greening of the Church

A long-time Anglican tradition is an event called the greening of the church.  Read more

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