Advent Liturgies Offer Time-Tested Opportunities for Reflection

My latest article provides a concise overview of Advent history, liturgy. More articles offering insight, advice on introducing, implementing and improving Advent liturgy in congregations will be appearing on EthicsDaily.com this week and next.

“Advent commences the new year in the liturgical worship tradition, not Jan. 1. Advent, which is Latin for ‘coming’ or ‘arrival,’ is the four-week period leading up to Christmas….In a culture increasingly enamored with instant gratification, Advent provides a time for disciplined self-restraint as worshippers set aside moments for thoughtful, hope-filled reflection as they await the celebration of God’s coming.”

–Read more here: http://ethicsdaily.com/advent-liturgies-offer-time-tested-opportunities-for-reflection-cms-21278

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