• Mandella Green

2.12 ADVENT


The Nativity, by Edward Burns Jones, Winchester Cathedral


ad·vent

/ˈadˌvent/

noun

  1. the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. "the advent of television"

  2. Similar:

  • the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. noun: Advent

  • CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY the coming or second coming of Christ. noun: Advent



"The Lord is coming, always coming. When you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will recognize him at any moment of your life. Life is Advent; life is recognizing the coming of the Lord" ― Henri Nouwen


"Then peeled the bells more loud and deep, ‘God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men.’" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes - and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God is in the Manger


Infant holy, infant lowly,

for his bed a cattle stall;

oxen lowing, little knowing

Christ the babe is Lord of all.

Swiftly winging angels singing,

bells are ringing, tidings bringing:

Christ the child is Lord of all!

Christ the child is Lord of all!

2 Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping

vigil till the morning new

saw the glory, heard the story,

tidings of a gospel true.

Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,

praises voicing, greet the morrow:

Christ the child was born for you!

Christ the child was born for you!


Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #339


Christmas Lights

Coldplay

Christmas night

Another fight

Tears we cried a flood

Got all kinds of poison in

Of poison in my blood

I took my feet to Oxford street

Trying to right a wrong

"Just walk away" those windows say

But I can't believe she's gone

When you're still waiting for the snow to fall

Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Up above candles on air flicker

Oh, they flicker, and they flow

And I'm up here holding onto

All those chandeliers of hope

And like some drunken Elvis singing

I go singing out of tune

Singing how I always loved you, darling

And I always will

Oh, when you're still waiting for the snow to fall

It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Still waiting for the snow to fall

It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights

Light up the street

Down where the sea and city meet

May all your troubles soon be gone

Oh, Christmas lights keep shining on

Those Christmas lights

Light up the street

Maybe they'll bring her back to me

And then all my troubles will be gone

Oh, Christmas lights keep shining on

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, Christmas lights

Light up the street

Light up the fireworks in me

May all your troubles soon be gone

Those Christmas lights keep shining on

Source: Musixmatch


“Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: THE virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14


Thayer's Greek Lexicon

STRONGS NT 3134: μαραναθα


μαραναθα (so Lachmann, but μαρὰνἀθα R G T Tr WH), the Chaldean words אֲתָהמָרָנָא, i. e. our Lord cometh or will come: 1 Corinthians 16:22. (BB. DD.; cf. Klostermann, Probleme etc. (1883), p. 220ff; Kautzsch, Gr., pp. 12, 174; Nestle in Theol. Stud. aus Würtem. 1884, p. 186ff.)

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