Into the Darkness of Advent

Into the Darkness of Advent

As we begin a new Church year, Advent calls us to prepare to celebrate the great Feast of Christmas – the first coming of Christ into the world. But it also calls us, through apocalyptic Gospel readings, to anticipate the Second Coming of Christ (the advenio, in Latin, or its equivalent in Greek, the parousia – terms explored in this Advent meditation). As we look forward to Christmas, Father John invites us to begin Advent in darkness – aware of the darkness around us in the world, and within us. Only by facing it can we appreciate all the more the beauty and wonder of the light that pierces the darkness at Christmas. 

2018-12-03T17:00:20+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Podcast, Sermons|