Advent

Diocesan Advent Service 2015

Advent Service 2015 Preparing to Meet Jesus – The Face of Mercy Reading Luke 21:27-28 ‘Jesus said to his disciples: “They will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.”(…)

Advent Pack – Year of Mercy

ADVENT PACK – YEAR OF MERCY The Jubilee of Mercy will be inaugurated by Pope Francis on 8 December 2015 in Rome when he will open the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica. As presented at the Autumn Liturgy Seminar, an Advent Pack has been prepared to encourage people to cross the threshold(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2014

DIOCESAN ADVENT SERVICE – 29 November 2014 Proclamation   Isaiah 61:1-2 The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to bind up hearts that are broken; to proclaim liberty to captives, freedom to those in prison; to(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2013

Diocesan Advent Service Song  Joy Was In My Heart (Robert Réboud) All sing: Joy was in my heart, Alleluia, When I heard them say let us go to God’s house. Reading  Isaiah 2:1-5 In the days to come the mountain of the Temple of the Lord shall tower above the mountains and be lifted higher than the(…)

Stay Awake – You Might Miss Something – Advent

STAY AWAKE – YOU MIGHT MISS SOMETHING ADVENT STILLNESS BEFORE CHRISTMAS Advent is a season that looks back and looks forward at the same time. We look back to the birth of Jesus in simplicity over 2000 years ago. We also look forward with hope to welcoming Jesus again at the end of time when(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2010

 (Procession in dim light – Four Advent candles, Book of the Gospels – Archbishop) Entrance Song   Wait for the Lord (Taizé) All sing: Wait for the Lord, whose day is near Wait for the Lord, keep watch take heart Opening Prayer Let us pray, Father in Heaven, Increase our longing for Christ our Saviour and give us(…)

Diocesan Advent Service and Evening Prayer 30 November 2013

Song Joy Was In My Heart (Robert Réboud) All sing: Joy was in my heart, Alleluia, When I heard them say let us go to God’s house. Reading Isaiah 2:1-5 In the days to come the mountain of the Temple of the Lord shall tower above the mountains and be lifted higher than the hills.(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2008

ADVENT SERVICE 2008 Gathering Song Wait for the Lord (Taizé) All sing: Wait for the Lord, His day is near, Wait for the Lord be strong take heart. (The Entrance Procession is led by two carrying icons of Jesus and Mary, two acolytes with candles followed by the celebrant with the Book of the Gospels)(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2007

ADVENT SERVICE 2007 Gathering Song  Wait For The Lord (Taizé) All said: Wait for the Lord, his day is near Wait for the Lord, be strong take heart. Reading  James 5:7-8 Be patient Instrumental Cantiga de Sancta Maria (Spanish) Reflection  A Poem of Ephrem the Syrian, (which he places in the mouth of Mary) “With You I(…)

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