by AdventWord
December 25, 2023
Advent and Christmas are the seasons of light. The collect for the first Sunday of Advent uses the language of Romans 13:12 and asks God to “give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 211). We also find references to […]
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AdventWord is an inspirational online Advent calendar featuring a daily prompt word selected from the Sunday Lectionary readings. Followers receive a daily meditation and image inspired by the day’s word, and are invited to share their own personal reflections, art, poetry, or other creative expression.

As we await the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we invite you to find quiet moments of reflection to help you stay connected to your faith, to others, and to God.

There are many ways to participate in AdventWord! And all of them are correct! Here are a few ideas:

  • Read and pray over the daily emailed meditation during Advent
  • Encourage your church to include our downloadable bulletin inserts on the first Sunday of Advent
  • Connect and discuss the day’s word with other disciples on our social media pages
  • Share your own personal meditation to inspire others—whether visual or written. Haikus and poems, paintings, photographs, personal reflections, and more are all encouraged.

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How It Works

We choose a single word from the Sunday Lectionary readings for each day during the season of Advent. Each day during Advent, email subscribers and social media followers will receive a daily meditation and visual image inspired by the day’s word. Followers are invited to share their own personal reflections, art, poetry, or other creative expression on their social media profiles, tagging #AdventWord to share with the wider community.


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