Advent is a time of year to pause, listen, wait, linger. In this time of COVID, it is an especially poignant and pregnant time. We are waiting for so much; we are living in such a different and difficult way. May these resources be of use in this time and nurture your soul in the weeks ahead.
Daily Advent audio reflections: Coming November 30…
In the Western church, Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas Day, but Celtic and Orthodox Christians begin the evening of November 15—forty days before Christmas Day. Celtic Christians always prayed and fasted for forty days in preparation for any major life event, whether it be the planning of a new monastic center or the beginning of a new adventure. Preparation for Christmas was no exception.