Tag: advent

24 Verses for Advent

This year, my wife and I are doing an Advent Calendar with our little boy. Here are the 24 verses that we're including (with...

Redeeming the Time: Holy Living and the Church’s Holy Days

The following sermon was prepared to introduce Advent and the church calendar to a congregation that was mostly unaccustomed to its observance. If you...

Resources for Celebrating Advent as a Church

See also: Introduction to the Church’s Liturgical Calendar (article and handout); Understanding Advent and the Liturgical Calendar (podcast); Q&A on Advent and the Christian Year...

An Introduction to the Church’s Liturgical Calendar

The liturgical calendar may seem confusing at first, but it’s simple once you understand the logic.

Christians Invented X-mas

The Greek name for Christ, used hundreds of times in the New Testament, is Χριστός. The first Greek letter, chi, looks like an “X”...

Four Questions About the Incarnation

Why did the Son come at Christmas instead of the Father? Did Mary give birth to God?

Understanding Advent and the Liturgical Calendar

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/9646161-understanding-advent-and-the-liturgical-calendar.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-9646161&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss the Advent season and how it fits into the church...

Q&A on Advent and the Christian Year

See also: "Understanding Advent and the Liturgical Calendar" (podcast) and "An Introduction to the Liturgical Calendar" (article with diagram). What is Advent? The word “advent”...

An Advent Playlist From Holy Joys

We pray that this Advent Playlist helps to prepare your heart for the coming king.

Resources for Celebrating Advent as a Family

See also: Resources for Celebrating Advent as a Church. The Season Advent, which means “Coming,” is the first season of the Church Year, and always begins...