Posts filed under: Season of Advent

Celebrating the fourth Sunday of Advent. The O Antiphons are traditional prayers speaking to the expectation of the coming of Jesus. Together we pray: O Wisdom, O Adonai (Lord), O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Dayspring, O King of Nations, O Emmanuel – Come… ...
The Incarnation of God began billions of years ago when the earliest forms of matter were ignited and began the vast cosmic expansion that is home to us all today. The centuries since Jesus, we have witnessed God quietly continuing to develop the Incarnation slowly among us....
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....