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Observe Advent and Christmas with the Episcopal Church through new Advent Portal, social media

December 7, 2011
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The Episcopal Church Advent Portal provides an ideal avenue for personal observations of Advent and Christmas.

Available here and, the Advent Portal features videos vignettes of personal reflections by Episcopalians and seasonal musical selections.

With new videos posted each week, the current offerings include: Madrigal Singers at St. John's Church, Washington DC; Advent Greetings; St. Thomas Choir from New York City; and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s Advent Reflection.

Also, since the start of Advent, the Episcopal Church Facebook and Twitter features special Advent and Christmas elements: conversation-starting inquiries, a word of the day, videos, and links to Advent resources. Using Brother, Give Us A Word, offered by the Society of St John the Evangelist, a daily significant word related to Advent are being posted to Facebook and Twitter.
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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer