Episcopal Church offers Advent season videos, prayers, daily meditations, lesson plans

November 23, 2010

A variety of resources for the Advent season are available from The Episcopal Church, designed for personal reflection as well as community prayer services.

Advent begins on November 28, the first Sunday in Advent, and continues to Christmas Eve. The Advent season is a time of reflection as all await the coming of the Savior on Christmas Day.

Among the Advent Resources are:

- An Advent message video from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori http://www.episcopalchurch.org/index.htm

- Lectionary-based lesson plans for use with children; http://www.episcopalchurch.org/109452_4242_ENG_HTM.htm,

- Daily Advent meditations written by young adults http://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/2010_advent_meditation_guide.pdf

- Episcopal News Service Bulletin Insert featuring an Advent meditation http://www.episcopalchurch.org/95270_ENG_HTM.htm

In addition, weekly prayer vigils for Sudan will be held throughout Advent, in preparation for the January general referendum. Led by The Episcopal Church, Prayers for Peace in Sudan will be noon Eastern at the United Nations Chapel in New York City beginning on the first Friday of Advent, December 3 and continuing every Friday in December (December 10, 17, 24, and 31.).

The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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