Advent is a season of expectation and preparation, as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming (adventus) of Christ in his incarnation, and also looks ahead to his final advent as judge at the end of time. The readings and liturgies not only direct us toward Christ’s birth, they also challenge the modern reluctance to confront the theme of divine […]
Advent candles tell their story as we watch and pray; longing for the Day of Glory, “Come, Lord, soon,” we say. Pain and sorrow, tears and sadness changed for gladness on that Day. Come and join us during this season of Advent at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church.
Fr. Terry and Deanna Gatwood are hosting the first of a series of evening prayer in the Anglican tradition – this Thursday, December 7 at 6:30pm at the Gatwood home. We’ll be using the Common Worship Daily Prayer app, available for free at your app store. Of course, finger foods, which always go with any […]
Taize Worship and the Season of Advent “It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” — Brother John, Taize monk Advent Season- according to the church is a time for waiting and hoping and prayerful expectation. Yet, for most of us, our culture pulls […]
St. Augustine’s seminarian-in-residence, Terry Gatwood, is offering Friday Morning Prayer during Advent. The first service will be held on Friday, December 4th, at 7:00am (yes, 7:00am!!) at Ellsworth Chapel at Central College in Westerville, OH. Please join Terry for this time of worship and prayer. Location
The following article was written for the members of CrossWalk, a non-denominational church, to explain the basics of Advent. Many of us Anglicans grew up in different denominations and may have similar questions. Q: What is Advent? In short, Advent is comprised of the four Sunday’s leading up to Christmas. It is a time […]