Updated Advent Reflections For Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary
This beautiful 40 page Advent resource written by Ruth Haley Barton is designed to help individuals, spiritual friends, small groups and even congregations walk through the four Sundays of Advent together. A perfect tool to introduce people to the practice of following the lectionary through the seasons of the Church year, that begins with a longer reflection entitled, “Training in Waiting,” to provide instruction on the purpose and value of engaging the season of Advent for spiritual transformation along with practical instructions on how to make the most of this resource. This book contains full Scripture text (NRSV) for each Sunday of Advent through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C), a guided meditation, questions for reflection, and a prayer that draws the reader into the themes of Advent. Questions can be used for group discussion or personal reflection.
Advent Reflection (digital and print) includes:
- Perspective on Advent as a season of transformation
- Five reflections (including Christmas Eve) with a penetrating prayer and reflection question on the theme of the week
- Full Scripture text (NRSV) for each week of Advent (Cycle C)
- NEW: Room to journal your prayers or responses
- Guidance for using the Revised Common Lectionary
- A poem by Saint John of the Cross
We are making a variety of options available and we have developed 5 corresponding liturgies (PDF) to print out and pray as a family or with others. These liturgies are available with the purchase of the Advent Reflections. Learn more about the Advent Liturgies for families.
- Printed Advent Reflections + Digital Version (personal use) + corresponding set of Advent Liturgies for Families (PDF) – $15 PURCHASE BUNDLE
- Printed Advent Reflections – $12 (personal use)
- Digital Advent Reflections (digital version + a ready to print download) – $10 (personal use), $35 (congregational use 100 people or less), $45 (congregational use 100-500 people), $60 (congregational use 500+ people)
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