Advent at Holy Communion

The Season of Advent is a time of waiting, watching, and expectation. In counter to the cultural season of frantic preparation for Christmas by buying, shopping, and rushing, Advent invites us to slow down. This season asks us to think about our hopes and dreams for the world.

Our rector has written a short practical guide to advent on his blog. You can check that out by clicking here.

 Advent Soup Supper and Prayer

Engage in this season of hope and expectation in prayer. 
Starting December 5th and each following Wednesday evening of Advent, you are invited to step away  from the busy holiday pace for a shared meal and some quiet prayer time.  We will gather at 6:00 p.m. contemplative prayer, and then those who can stay will share a simple soup supper.  

On Social Media

Follow the hashtag #adventword on social media for a digital Advent Calendar, you can even tag your own images with the daily word. This year the online advent calendar is being sponsored by the Society of St. John The Evangelist and Virginia Theological Seminary.

What exactly is Advent?

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury speaks about Advent in the video below: