“For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem…O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” Isaiah 2: 3b, 5
You may already be familiar with Brother Give Us a Word, the daily email devotions from the monks of the Society of St. John the Evangelist. During the season of Advent, these devotionals become #AdventWord. It’s a simple idea: sign up and receive a free daily email, which includes an image and a short devotional written by the brothers of SSJE.
The Global Advent Calendar
Read the short devotion, pray or ponder the words and the image, then take #AdventWord one step further. #Adventword readers have the option of snapping their own pictures and contributing these images to the project. The result becomes a “global Advent calendar,” a visual tapestry of pictures shared from countries around the world. Check out the composite page for November 27: #shine.
To share your image, simply upload a picture to your own social media and use the hashtags #AdventWord and # the word of the day. (Note, if you upload to Facebook and you want your #adventword to be included in the global calendar, you must make your post public.)
As we join in prayer with Christians from around the world, we prepare with joyful anticipation for the coming of Christ. We look forward to seeing your #adventwords!
For more information on sharing your #adventword, or using the global Advent calendar as a study/prayer group, visit the Anglican Communion’s Adventword page and scroll down.
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