Posts filed under: Season of Advent

As we re-light the Advent candles, let’s enter into the quiet of our spirits…. Asking for a living sense of God’s love and forgiveness….  A felt sense of belonging with God….  Of warm welcome and inner peace...
As we light our fourth Advent Candle, we pray for the light to see and respond to Your work in our societies, in this historical period:  Help us to recognize and embrace Your efforts to birth the Christ in greater justice and more profound peace....
As we light our third Advent Candle, we pray that we may be successful in preparing the Way for Christ to bring the Light of Truth and the warmth of Love and Reconciliation. May God have mercy on our sisters and brothers in the Ukraine and on us. ...
At the beginning of the liturgy, the first Advent candle is lit. Entrance and Advent Wreath Ceremony        Following the opening hymn and greeting: Celebrant:       As we come together today to continue our Advent journey, let’s enter into the quiet of our spirits…     acknowledging the deep divisions that wound our nation…   ...
This ceremony for lighting the Advent Wreath was designed to connect this year’s Advent ceremonies in the pandemic-stricken and deeply divided U.S. with the Dominican month for peace with the focus on Ukraine. It will further enflesh the prayer of the Dominican Order as we await the Prince...
The Master of the Dominican Order has proposed that December be celebrated as a time for global solidarity in praying for peace. Dominicans are ministering in countries ravaged by violence and war. This year, we will be praying in solidarity with the people of Ukraine....
And in solidarity, we light a fourth candle of promise this week, a candle expressing our commitment to walk with the courage of faith, stepping forth to nurture, form, and protect the Christ Life emerging in our world as we enter the Mystery that lies ahead....
In solidarity with our sisters and brothers in India, we light a third candle this week, a candle of rejoicing at the coming of God to save us, making the blind to see, the deaf to hear, and the poor to have the Good News proclaimed to them....
And in solidarity, we light a second candle of promise, a candle of prayerful hope that God will lead the people of India, of the United States, and of all the world back to peace with each other and with all creation, peace with justice, healing and joy for all....
Lighting the first candle on the Advent Wreath. This ceremony was designed to connect this year's Advent ceremonies with the Dominican month for peace with the focus on India. It will further enflesh the prayer of the Dominican Order as we await the Prince of Peace....