Sunday, 1 December 2013


Delighting in God's Presence, Engaged in God's Purpose
                                                         Walter Brueggemann

New venture at Bradford Cathedral today. 30 minutes over coffee - teaching & discussion. Today it was Advent; When is He Coming? Watch this space on Twitter for more @archdeaconjanet
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Fourth Century Origins
(A Busted Halo Presentation)
Advenio, advenire – to come to approach

Preparation for the coming of Christ in
·                              Incarnation (at Christmas)
·                             Judgement (Second Coming at the end of time)

Watching, Waiting, Hoping, Anticipating
Being Ready
Penitence – especially around Social Justice – the message of the prophets
Dispelling the darkness of the world
Wilderness places becoming fertile
Waking out of apathy and sleep

The prophets – Isaiah 2.1-5, 11.1-10, 40.1-11, 61.1-11, 64.1-9 Amos 7
Zephaniah 3.14-20, Micah 5.2-5a, Joel 3.9-21, Malachi 3.1-4
The Gospels – Matthew 11.2-11, Matthew 24.15 -28 and 36-44, Luke 4.16-19

Isaiah 61 and Luke 4 – this is what you should expect to see when Jesus comes.

Advent Antiphons
O Sapientia (Wisdom), O Adonai (Lord), O Radix Jesse (Root of Jesse), O Clavis David (Key of David), O Oriens (Dayspring), O Rex Gentium (King of the Nations), O Emmanuel (God With Us)

Advent Wreath (19th century origins)
Patriarchs, Prophets, John the Baptist (the forerunner), Mary, Christ at the centre, on whom we wait

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