A Word about AdventWord…

For the fifth year in a row, #AdventWord will gather prayers via a global, online advent calendar. Virginia Theological Seminary is offering 24 meditations and images during this holy season beginning Sunday, 2 December. Images and meditations can be experienced via the #AdventWord website, direct daily emails, as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and ASL videos via YouTube. This year, meditations will also be available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish available via email and on the AdventWord website.

“It is so easy in the noise of December to lose sight of the privilege of waiting for the arrival of the Christ Child. This brilliant idea invites us all to pause every day of Advent – to pray, think, and respond,” said the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary. “The beauty in the response is a calendar that will be shared with others.”

“The hope is to create a global prayer network, with images and meditations, stretching across countries and languages, as we enter into this holy season of preparation,” said Sarah Stonesifer, Digital Missioner for Virginia Theological Seminary.

Join an international community in prayer to explore the mystery and wonder of Advent!


How Does It Work?

A few options! 

Sign-up for the daily emails, the visual and daily meditations are delivered each morning to your inbox

– Follow AdventWord on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to see the same visual and written meditations

Want to respond?

Login with Google, Twitter, or Google to the AdventWord website, and post your reflection there

– Tag AdventWord on your preferred social media platform when you post your own visual reflection!



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Thank you to all who
participated in AdventWord 2018.

Save the date: December 1, 2019 for AdventWord this year!